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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: CCPlanner; All

It was the exit polls. I was handing out Bonilla flyers and an exit poller was there. Almost everyone polled said their vote was about Iraq.


251 posted on 11/08/2006 10:03:51 AM PST by Alissa
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To: dirtboy
And you think the Dems will pay for it when the Repubs would not?

We'll be very lucky now if Baghdad doesn't wind up looking like Saigon in 1975.

Bush and the Pentagon have continuously acted as though they had an infinite amount of time to finish Iraq; well, the 4th quarter just started, and Bush better start pushing for some results, because his dilatory prosecution of the war is heading towards disaster.

252 posted on 11/08/2006 10:03:51 AM PST by pierrem15 (Charles Martel: past and future of France)
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To: Route66

Gates. Don't know anything about him. Wonder what he'll want to do in Iraq.


253 posted on 11/08/2006 10:03:51 AM PST by relee
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To: oceanview

Yeah, now it's a bloodbath. I disagreed earlier with that assessment, but it's spot on now.


254 posted on 11/08/2006 10:03:56 AM PST by kenth (There are three kinds of people in the world. Those who can count, and those who can't.)
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To: Echo Talon

I'm not trying to sound like some nut, but I did tell my parents I think they should retire from NYC.

I've always felt it's going to get hit again, and right now I really don't like the odds. The terrorists are now emboldened, and next time it will be worse.


255 posted on 11/08/2006 10:04:15 AM PST by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Howlin
Okay....I am officially pi$$ed.

At who?

256 posted on 11/08/2006 10:04:19 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: mhking
Another victory for the socialist-democratic terrorist sympathizers? Makes one wonder if we still are winning the war.

Lord, be merciful to our nation, for we have sinned greatly.

257 posted on 11/08/2006 10:04:21 AM PST by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

You mean USA Today?


258 posted on 11/08/2006 10:04:21 AM PST by Blue State Insurgent (Those who know the truth need to speak out against these kinds of myths, and lies, and distortions..)
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To: zbigreddogz

Dick Cheney?


259 posted on 11/08/2006 10:04:40 AM PST by rudy45
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To: relee

John Kerry???


260 posted on 11/08/2006 10:04:41 AM PST by Sioux-san (God save the Sheeple)
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To: pierrem15
And you think the Dems will pay for it when the Repubs would not?

Yes, I think the Dems will be desperate to prove they are not soft on national security.

261 posted on 11/08/2006 10:04:48 AM PST by dirtboy (John Kerry - the world's only re-usable political suicide bomber.)
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To: zbigreddogz

If it was last week, but not a month ago or so.


262 posted on 11/08/2006 10:04:53 AM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: bahblahbah

The rats were going to demand it anyway and if they did and Bush submitted - then the public would have a field day with how much power the rats would be yielding. This is a tactical denial of territory.


263 posted on 11/08/2006 10:04:54 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: mystery-ak
The American people collectively spit on our troops last night.......

Like hell.

A majority of those who voted did.

264 posted on 11/08/2006 10:05:00 AM PST by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: ilgipper

Get all the junk out at once. The electorate repudiated the current course in Iraq, whether we like it or not. rummy is the poster boy for that. He was rejected. He's gone. Bunch in as much of the crap in the next few days so we can get past it.


265 posted on 11/08/2006 10:05:07 AM PST by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: Sioux-san
John Kerry???

No!

266 posted on 11/08/2006 10:05:19 AM PST by relee
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To: michaelt

If that is who publishes the Army Times, then yes.


267 posted on 11/08/2006 10:05:20 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (How does one win over terrorists? KILL them with UNKINDNESS)
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To: TomGuy
Bob (Robert) Gates, former CIA, is new SecDef per Bret Bair, FoxNews.

I know nothing about him, anyone??

268 posted on 11/08/2006 10:05:24 AM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Howlin
JC! Bush giving in right out of the gate.

Rummy is the scapegoat

Hey, why not repeal the tax cuts while were at it.

269 posted on 11/08/2006 10:05:25 AM PST by maineman
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To: mhking

Maybe Dubya can make it a twofer. This is the absolute wrong move. Any RAT investigations into Rumsfeld would have helped to cement, in the minds of the mindless, just what a screw-up it was to give these ba$tard$ the majority.


270 posted on 11/08/2006 10:05:30 AM PST by thelastvirgil (Lest ye put all your faith in the government to provide for you, check their track record.)
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To: TomGuy


Robert M. Gates, Director of Central Intelligence, 1991-1993.

Dr. Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is the 22nd and current United States Secretary of Defense. His term of office began Novermber 8th, 2006 under President George W. Bush. Previous to that office, he served as Director of Central Intelligence from November 6, 1991 until January 20, 1993, capping a 26-year career in the CIA and the National Security Council. Immediately before being named as Secretary of Defense, he was the President of Texas A&M University and the National President of the National Eagle Scout Association. He and his wife Becky have two children. He has currently been nominated to replace Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense in November 2006.

More at wikipedia
271 posted on 11/08/2006 10:05:44 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: relee
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates
272 posted on 11/08/2006 10:05:48 AM PST by I want to know
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I'm worried about the WOT, the Terrorists and all the Civil Rights the Dems will give them


273 posted on 11/08/2006 10:05:53 AM PST by Mo1 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 2 heart beats away from the Presidency)
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To: Txsleuth

Bush didn't. Rumsfeld did.


274 posted on 11/08/2006 10:05:55 AM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: Irish Eyes

Dr. Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) served as Director of Central Intelligence from November 6, 1991 until January 20, 1993, capping a 26-year career in the CIA and the National Security Council. He is currently the President of Texas A&M University and the National President of the National Eagle Scout Association. He and his wife Becky have two children


275 posted on 11/08/2006 10:05:57 AM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street)
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To: Bailee
There seems to be a real fear among alot of people we are headed toward another Vietnam.

And for that you may thank Jack Murtha, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean, virtually the entire planet... but not President Bush or Sec. Rumsfeld.

276 posted on 11/08/2006 10:06:12 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Howlin

Perhaps Bush could make Lieberman the Sec of Defense... then Repub. Gov. Jodi Rell appoints a new GOP senator? Wishful thinking...


277 posted on 11/08/2006 10:06:12 AM PST by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: nutmeg

I'm in shock- but willing to see if this is POTENTIALLY a good thing.

Rummy has served his country with honor..


278 posted on 11/08/2006 10:06:16 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Mo1

Has Zawahiri weighted in yet?


279 posted on 11/08/2006 10:06:16 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: Cyclopean Squid

Nothing to get excited about.

This always happens in the last two years of a lame-duck President. The cabinet members drop off one by one to seek lucrative positions in academia or business.

Republican or Democrat...this is a very ordinary sequence of events.


280 posted on 11/08/2006 10:06:18 AM PST by Palladin (My tagline is in mourning.)
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To: Paradox

I'm happy for him. He doesn't need this BS. He's served his country well and he doesn't deserve to be made a scapegoat and whipping dog by leftists and many republicans who apparently think war is what you play on your Xbox.


281 posted on 11/08/2006 10:06:19 AM PST by jess35
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To: mhking

Just a little late, I would say. It's never wise for a chief executive to tolerate and reward incompetence for this long.


282 posted on 11/08/2006 10:06:23 AM PST by BearArms
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Look for him on next season's Dancing with the Stars.


283 posted on 11/08/2006 10:06:31 AM PST by wtc911 (You can't get there from here)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

We would have the house and senate. No doubt in my mind.


284 posted on 11/08/2006 10:06:36 AM PST by Texaggie79 (www.cannonblodder.com)
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To: SE Mom
Rummy has served his country with honor..

I agree.

285 posted on 11/08/2006 10:06:40 AM PST by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: relee
A Democrat Senator I hope!

Joe Lieberman?

286 posted on 11/08/2006 10:06:52 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Petronski

I am not talking about us or those who voted Repub....I'm talking about all those idiots who voted for rats knowing full well what it meant to have the rats back in power.


287 posted on 11/08/2006 10:07:00 AM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: rudy45

"Dick Cheney?"


Hummmm, and then slip Condi in as VP, I like it!


288 posted on 11/08/2006 10:07:05 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Route66

I'm already hearing from my liberal co workers that Gates is a "loser". What is there except for being a Republican, that would elicit that response?


289 posted on 11/08/2006 10:07:06 AM PST by noexcuses
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To: mhking

The Dems are probably threatening a speedy defunding unless Rummy quit


290 posted on 11/08/2006 10:07:29 AM PST by dforest (be careful you don't become what you hate the most)
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To: Texaggie79
And Bush's stubbornness caused this loss.

No, it's the selfishness of the Posse Clowns like yourself that caused this loss.

291 posted on 11/08/2006 10:07:32 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: OXENinFLA

Absolutley.

And THIS Congress will be the confirmation congress not the one after January


292 posted on 11/08/2006 10:07:34 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: saganite
Should have happened a year ago.

Concur...as another poster pointed out he did a good job of building back the military Clinton left in pieces BUT he was clearly over his head as a wartime SECDEF!

293 posted on 11/08/2006 10:08:09 AM PST by meandog (While Bush will never fill them, Clinton isn't fit to even lick the soles of Reagan's shoes!)
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To: mhking

This is BULLSHIT. We should be UNITING against the libs, not RUNNING


294 posted on 11/08/2006 10:08:24 AM PST by stm (It's time to take our country back from the surrender monkeys.)
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To: noexcuses
I'm already hearing from my liberal co workers that Gates is a "loser".

Well that's a good sign.

295 posted on 11/08/2006 10:08:39 AM PST by dawn53
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To: E Rocc

Bob Gates, apparently.


296 posted on 11/08/2006 10:08:47 AM PST by Blue State Insurgent (Those who know the truth need to speak out against these kinds of myths, and lies, and distortions..)
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To: who knows what evil?

Looks like it's Gates. Bob, not Bill.


297 posted on 11/08/2006 10:08:58 AM PST by relee
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To: maineman
Hey, why not repeal the tax cuts while were at it.

Don't worry, the democrats will and the administration and republicans in congress will roll over and pant for them.

298 posted on 11/08/2006 10:09:03 AM PST by jess35
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To: soccermom

Rummy has allowed a liberal war to take place over there. Where OUR soldiers are the ones being put on trial, without being given the manpower they need.

Everyone was saying it, even the heads of the military.


299 posted on 11/08/2006 10:09:03 AM PST by Texaggie79 (www.cannonblodder.com)
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To: Coop

Iraq is the reason Republicans got nailed. Start accepting the fact that Iraq IS a mess, and if it's not cleaned up in one year, a democrat will be the next President.


300 posted on 11/08/2006 10:09:09 AM PST by deep
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