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MSNBC/AP Bulletin: Rumsfeld Steps Down
MSNBC/AP | 11.8.06

Posted on 11/08/2006 9:51:57 AM PST by mhking

This is just crossing my desk now; nothing follows yet. According to some sources this is the subject of the noon presser.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: buhbyerummy; freepersactinglikedu; lameduckprez; rumsfeld; yikes
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To: mhking

Dubya to make speech about 1pm..????..anyone else hear this


101 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:05 AM PST by Doogle (USAF 68-73...."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: frogjerk
Weasley Clark-barf alert

I would say offer it to Lieberman if he had lost, but cannot do that. What about Santorium?
102 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:06 AM PST by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: mhking

Start buying lots of Duct Tape, Ammo, Canned food and Water


103 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:08 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: mhking

Hastert's next

Look for Pence to take his place.


104 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:09 AM PST by Blackirish
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To: nmh

imho Rummy did it for the good of the country.


105 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:14 AM PST by JFC
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To: mhking

I like the sound of SECDEF Santorum.


106 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:22 AM PST by ChiefKujo
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To: All

The American people collectively spit on our troops last night.......


107 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:24 AM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Mo1
JUST F'N DAMN. Why now? We lost the F'n election, this makes no sense! Had he resigned last week, well that would be different. I would not have been in favor of that, however.
108 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:26 AM PST by defconw (Gearing up for W2 in 08!)
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To: gondramB
I'd bet my house Rumsfeld offered to help the President deal with congress.

That's a reasonable assessment too.

109 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:32 AM PST by Chena ("I'm not young enough to know everything." (Oscar Wilde))
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To: saganite
Should have happened a year ago.

It should never have happened. He's one of the absolute finest SecDef's this nation has ever had.

Sec. Rumsfeld, thank you for putting up with this crap for almost six years, when you could have comfortably been doing anything else. My family and I are safer due to your unselfish service.

110 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:39 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: mhking

I wonder if Rummy was force out or just decided to quit

Probably force out


111 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:40 AM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: mhking

WHY didnt this come last week?


112 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:39 AM PST by HHKrepublican_2
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To: mhking

It's time to bring back Bill Cohen.


113 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:40 AM PST by kevao
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
The thing is, his resignation won't affect any other election (at least directly), as Bush will be gone after the next one.

He is doing what is honorable, in a Japanese sort of way.

114 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:44 AM PST by Paradox (American Conservatives: Keeping the world safe for Liberalism.)
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To: ilgipper

army times was calling for his resignation. This is a no DUH and abuot time. Bush kept him way too long.


115 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:46 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (How does one win over terrorists? KILL them with UNKINDNESS)
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To: Caesar Soze

"FNC has picked it up, quoting AP. Now the question is, who's the next SecDef going to be?"

i hope he appoints Lieberman or Nelson from Nebraska - would be an R pickup that we N E E D


116 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:46 AM PST by DM1
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To: Mo1

Shit!


117 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:47 AM PST by hipaatwo (Vote for your life. Every vote for a Democrat is a vote against victory.)
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To: mhking

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down, sources tell CNN.


118 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:47 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: relee

Well, how about an Independent!

Joe Lieberman for Sec. of Defense!

Rell appoints his replacement...we keep the Senate, and Lieberman can work on the one issue he's actually good on!


119 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:49 AM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: RabidBartender

Who is the governor in CT?


120 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:52 AM PST by relee
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To: abner

I am crying now....just emailed my kid who is deployed over there. She is pretty upset about the elections...now this.
Pray for our troops....they will need us so much to show them support.


121 posted on 11/08/2006 9:57:54 AM PST by arbee4bush (Our Airman Daughter KB4W--Hero, Patriot and the Love of her mom & dads life!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

No!They are nominating Cindy Sheehan! :-)


122 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:00 AM PST by halfright (9/11/2001 3000 AMERICANS were MURDERED. Never, EVER, forget. Semper Fi)
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To: ConservativeMind

Is Cheney next???


123 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:02 AM PST by KsSunflower
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To: mhking

Israel is going to get invaded FOR SURE NOW.


124 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:05 AM PST by gaijin
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To: mhking

Must be the chili dogs I had for lunch. I'll wake up soon, I know I will......


125 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:07 AM PST by Ben Mugged
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To: Lazamataz
"who's the next SecDef going to be?"

Likely Murtha or someone just like him. Its what voters wanted...Socialist cowards.
126 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:08 AM PST by Beagle8U (Angry voters tend to make poor choices politically.....Unfortunately we all have to live with them.)
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To: relee

Tommy Franks?


127 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:09 AM PST by HHKrepublican_2
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To: Bahbah; Mo1; Peach; MNJohnnie; OldFriend; old_sage_says

I just heard on Bill O'Reilly's show that Rummy is OUT!

WTH????

I can't believe that Bush did this!!!!!

After having to listen to Pelosi and Reid CROW last night...and now to give them this GIFT????


128 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:09 AM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: soccermom

Since the Dems won on the theme of change, it may have helped us if he had done so earlier.

Bush can be too stubborn at times.

He is a great guy, but it is true.


129 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:12 AM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: Caesar Soze
who's the next SecDef going to be?

Put Vice President Cheney there (he "gets" the war, the nature of the enemy, and what's at stake), and move Secretary Rice to the VP position.
130 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:16 AM PST by Pirate21 (The liberal media are as sheep clearing the path along which they will be led to the slaughter.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

We still have a Republican controlled Senate until January, right? I'm devastated, this is just frosting on the misery cake.


131 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:19 AM PST by Alissa
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To: mhking

"We go with the Army we have."

He will be missed.


132 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:19 AM PST by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: CedarDave

Allen probably would have survived.


133 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:19 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: mystery-ak
The American people collectively spit on our troops last night.......

Second time in a generation, too.

Look out America, you may yet get the answer to the question "What if they gave a war and nobody came?"

134 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:19 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: Blackirish
Hastert's next

Who is he? Nancy is the Man now. :\

135 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:21 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: newconhere

From my AP wire:

Republican officials say Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down. Word comes a day after the Democratic gains in the election, in which Rumsfeld was a focus of much of the criticism of the
Iraq war.


136 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:21 AM PST by mhking (I make my livin' on the evening news....)
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To: tiredoflaundry

I'm scared

The Libs smell blood in the water

The will defund this war


137 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:25 AM PST by Mo1 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 2 heart beats away from the Presidency)
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To: mhking

Alright, if this is true then I say fine. Who's the most hard-line, no nonsense, terrorist butt-kicking Sec of State we can get? THAT'S who I want Bush to nominate.


138 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:26 AM PST by The Blitherer (We all know the truth now, and it is incontrovertible: Karl Rove is one magnificent bastard! - D. B.)
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To: mhking

here come the calls for the President and VP head... Investigations and IMPEACHMENT... stand by because if you ever thought the rats played fair.. .hahahhahha I am a bastion of cynasim at this point because stay at home Conservatives really don't understand yet what they actually did....


139 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:27 AM PST by tomnbeverly ("Harsh criticism is not a plan for victory. Second guessing is not a strategy.")
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To: beaureguard

A Robert Gates is replacing.


140 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:31 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( Creationists are as smart as Macroevolutionists.)
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To: tomnbeverly

This does indeed look like an act of defeat on behalf of the White House. Either Rumsfeld should have goen months ago, or he should have waited until some time in 2007.

Maybe GWB wants to appoint a new sec. now though while the Repubs are still in control because when Dems have their Senate majority he probably wont be able to get any nominees through.


141 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:37 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: mhking

They got Delay, Weldon, Allen, and now Rummy. And Hillary says she wants to end the politics of personal destruction. The GOP made a fatal mistake by allow 100 pages of the Barrett Report to remain sealed.


142 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:39 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: mhking
I hate to say this, and it makes me ill, but......everyone reading this should be psychologically prepared for the President to be a cut-and-run Republican, also.

Jump on me now, but check with me later.

Leni

143 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:41 AM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers, keep up with FL politics & freeps on our state forum. To access it, freepmail me.)
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To: mhking

This will make Bush a lame duck for sure - two-three months to get a replacement Secretary, approved by Dems.

This is going to get ugly.


144 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:45 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Question_Assumptions

Bingo.


145 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:54 AM PST by flintsilver7
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To: relee
Who is the governor in CT?

Rell, I believe. A Republican...in so far as one in CT is allowed to be one.

Regards, Ivan

146 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:54 AM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: devnull

That's what I was thinking.

It's not like Rick is going away for good anyway. He'll be around somehow.


147 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:58 AM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: Caesar Soze
who's the next SecDef going to be?

Who needs a SecDef; we'll simply eliminate the military and use those funds to support our new immigrants.

148 posted on 11/08/2006 9:59:06 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: All
ZELL MILLER for Secretary of Defense!
149 posted on 11/08/2006 9:59:06 AM PST by Hoboto (I blame Hippies.)
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To: newconhere

To hell with it all.. if I knew this BS I WOULD have stayed home tomorrow.

God help them if they nominate McStain... I was prepared to give it to him for the party, but after this... to hell with THEM ALL.


150 posted on 11/08/2006 9:59:09 AM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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