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Rumsfeld blasts Obama's world image [has made a practice of trying to apologize for America]
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Posted on 02/20/2011 7:34:35 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Rumsfeld blasts Obama's world image

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld disputes the notion that President Barack Obama has made America more popular around the globe than it was under his former boss, President George W. Bush.

Asked on CNN's "State of the Union" by host Candy Crowley whether the U.S. is looked at differently than under his tenure, Rumsfeld replied, “I don't think there's data that supports that.”

"He has made a practice of trying to apologize for America," Rumsfeld said of Obama. "I personally am proud of America”

Rumsfeld also downplayed Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize.

“He had not accomplished a thing when he got the Nobel Prize. It was given to him on hope,” Rumsfeld said. “Had to have been cause, there wasn't anything that he'd done. He'd been in office 15 minutes.”


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: donaldrumsfeld; rummy; rumsfeld; sod
Ouch......
1 posted on 02/20/2011 7:34:37 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Go away Donald. Take Newt and Tokyo Rove with you.
The day of the beltway elitist is past and there is no place for you on the stage.


2 posted on 02/20/2011 7:43:50 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry to be blunt, my American FRiends, but Obama has turned America from a country not to be f***ed with into a proverbial fire hydrant that every mad dog in the world has lined up to piss on. Kennedy, Reagan, and both Bushes did not let that happen.


3 posted on 02/20/2011 7:46:09 AM PST by rickmichaels
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To: MrEdd

Rumsfeld’s new book is good. He repeatedly states that deliberate weakness is a deliberate provocation and points the arrow directly at 0bama. Rumsfeld has had a more interesting life story that George W. Bush - by a mile. Rumsfeld is honest about his persuasions and it is a good read.


4 posted on 02/20/2011 7:50:42 AM PST by x_plus_one
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To: MrEdd

Maybe, but I don’t disagree with his comments in this interview.


5 posted on 02/20/2011 7:51:30 AM PST by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: x_plus_one
You don't realize what a real man is until you have Obama and Biden leading the country. I would give anything to have Rummy and Cheney back.
6 posted on 02/20/2011 7:52:41 AM PST by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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To: Sub-Driver

WE need more Rumsfelds as leaders....particularly in the White House!


7 posted on 02/20/2011 7:52:44 AM PST by himno hero
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To: Sub-Driver
“He had not accomplished a thing when he got the Nobel Prize. It was given to him on hope. Had to have been cause, there wasn't anything that he'd done. He'd been in office 15 minutes.”

Telling it like it is! Love ya, Rummy!

8 posted on 02/20/2011 7:58:28 AM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: angcat

Absolutely agree. Rummy and Cheney were two resolute, clear-thinking, and plain-speaking adults who love the USA. They both have steel spines and speak their minds forcefully.

The last three democrat administrations, including the current one, have all been run by spoiled unaccomplished children who favor our enemies, support marxism and hate the USA.


9 posted on 02/20/2011 7:58:57 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m not interested in words, but deeds.

Rumsfeld mishandled both the Iraq and Afganistan wars. One reason islamic extremism is on the rise is that there is now a perception that the USA can be checked, if not outright defeated.

And I lay much of the blame for that on Rumsfeld’s casual arrogance.


10 posted on 02/20/2011 8:01:52 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: rickmichaels

Yes, the world see the USA under BO as weak. They know that he will not stand up for America and everything has gone to hell. He is not respected.


11 posted on 02/20/2011 8:01:53 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: angcat

D.R.’s memoir is funny, interesting and explains a lot about behind the scenes stuff where he was involved. He survived many administrations and did a lot towards keeping the U.S. unsocialized in spite of massive international and domestic pressure. Just reading the book makes one aware of how lucky we are to have patriots like him. Where else in the world can a middle class kid put himself though Princeton on a military scholarship, run and serve in congress and serve his country at the highest levels and make a difference that lasts through his own lifetime?


12 posted on 02/20/2011 8:03:06 AM PST by x_plus_one
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To: MrEdd

Where are you coming from on this one? Comparing Rumsfeld with Gingrich is a mystery to me.


13 posted on 02/20/2011 8:04:22 AM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishmt R,epublicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m sure the Republicans are too pleasant to do it, but a campaign commercial with all the pics of Baraq bowing to different world “leaders” would tell the story quite well.


14 posted on 02/20/2011 8:05:16 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: x_plus_one

Yep i just finished it yesterday a great book far better than Bushes or Roves books...
A great man and a great patriot..


15 posted on 02/20/2011 8:06:20 AM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: MrEdd

.....Donald has more skills and experience than any in the circus of monkeys in the White House today.


16 posted on 02/20/2011 8:07:25 AM PST by himno hero
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To: rickmichaels
Most of us agree with you Rick. And we're not happy about it.
17 posted on 02/20/2011 8:09:25 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Sub-Driver

Any SECDEF that supports the repeal of DADT has lost all credibility with me.


18 posted on 02/20/2011 8:12:07 AM PST by PalmettoMason (It's easy being a menace to society when WAY OVER half the population is happy being sheep.)
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To: dandiegirl

C’mon, dont be so harsh. BO is both respected and revered amongst the muslim voice as they know he will aid their endeavors and make their job easier. WE know globally they are the voice against America at every step.

The bugger is one of them and should not be in our White House!


19 posted on 02/20/2011 8:13:25 AM PST by himno hero
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To: Sub-Driver
Rumsfeld also downplayed Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize.

“He had not accomplished a thing when he got the Nobel Prize.
It was given to him on hope,” Rumsfeld said.


Now that's gonna leave a mark.

20 posted on 02/20/2011 8:16:12 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: dandiegirl

Is it better to be hated than mocked?
Imadinnerjar said that Obama couldn’t even spell his own name! LOL


21 posted on 02/20/2011 8:19:46 AM PST by griswold3
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To: Sub-Driver

Rumsfeld is part of the crew that abandoned our POWS. What a joke for him to accuse anyone of lying.


22 posted on 02/20/2011 8:19:53 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: MrEdd
I consider Rumsfeld one of the best public servants of my lifetime. No one else dealt with the jackal media with such condescension.
23 posted on 02/20/2011 8:21:51 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Sub-Driver

We’ve gone from establishment liars,,,who at least have a veneer of love for country, to a full on revolutionary marxist who openly hates America.

Obama sucks,, but the Rumsfeld, Cheney, Bush wing of the party is a sorry alternative. Face it,,, the rumsfeld DOD gave us a war in Iraq and Afghanistan that has lasted 3 times as long as WWII. Blazing competence there./


24 posted on 02/20/2011 8:27:18 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: DesertRhino; Sub-Driver
Rumsfeld is part of the crew that abandoned our POWS.

I think you will discover that was lead by Juan McShame.

Juan was afraid people would find out he was a traitor in the Hanoi Hilton.


25 posted on 02/20/2011 8:30:16 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Leaning Right; Sub-Driver
Rumsfeld mishandled both the Iraq and Afganistan wars.

You might want to read the book first.

26 posted on 02/20/2011 8:32:49 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: DesertRhino
Obama sucks, but the Rumsfeld, Cheney, Bush wing of the party is a sorry alternative.

the Rumsfeld DOD gave us a war in Iraq and Afghanistan that has lasted 3 times as long as WWII.

You - and now I also - will get some flack for this, but you are correct.

I see no reason to celebrate Rumsfeld just because Obama is worse.

27 posted on 02/20/2011 8:34:15 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

Yep,, Juan is the ringleader of that. Probably the worst treachery our government ever has done,,, ever. And Rumsfeld was secdef 75-77.

I cannot imagine a president worse than Obama. But the Bush/Rumsfeld/Cheney wing of the party is not what i want in his place.


28 posted on 02/20/2011 9:12:22 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

And furthermore,,, i think he screwed up the war. Two examples,,, we spent years driving rear echelon supply covoys down unsecured roads. That was one of the biggest contributors to our deaths,,, secure the damned supply line.

Two,, he turned a blind eye to Iranians supplying the IEDs. The iranians even sent in revolutionary guards to assist Al Sadr,,, and Rumsfeld never made them bleed for it. American soldiers were murdered by an enemy that their secdef refused to drop a bomb on.


29 posted on 02/20/2011 9:19:08 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Leaning Right
Rumsfeld mishandled both the Iraq and Afganistan wars. One reason islamic extremism is on the rise is that there is now a perception that the USA can be checked, if not outright defeated.

Iraq was basically taken down with an assault force of 2.5 divisions. Speed & mobility compensated for the lack of mass. It was brilliant and Rumsfeld deserves credit for approving the plan.

The only thing that I find fault with was that when the 4th ID was finally inserted that the original invasion units were pulled back too quickly. We got the insurgency, which got out of hand for a period. Then again you have to balance that off with all the other things that DID NOT HAPPEN, like a war on the Korean Peninsula.

Sometimes the best plan gets negated by an opportunistic opponent acting aggressively.

30 posted on 02/20/2011 11:54:38 AM PST by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: DesertRhino
I think you will find the extent of the cover up.

Juan's superior in the Hanoi Hilton was Adm Stockdale.

Stockdale was given a MOH to keep him quiet.

Juan was allowed to leave the service honorably.


31 posted on 02/20/2011 12:17:54 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Sub-Driver

bookmark


32 posted on 02/20/2011 12:38:41 PM PST by fightinJAG (Please stop posting comments in the title box of threads. Thank you.)
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To: rickmichaels

I’m sorry to say you’re right.

And not just America will suffer for it.


33 posted on 02/20/2011 12:39:39 PM PST by fightinJAG (Please stop posting comments in the title box of threads. Thank you.)
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To: rickmichaels

Oh, how right you are!


34 posted on 02/20/2011 1:17:04 PM PST by GVnana
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To: Sub-Driver

Good for Rummy.


35 posted on 02/20/2011 4:03:37 PM PST by Katarina (God bless ElRushbo and Mark Levin! Prayers for our troops!)
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