Skip to comments.MSNBC/AP Bulletin: Rumsfeld Steps Down
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.
PLEASE.....someone please explain to me the logic in this decision...it looks and feels like we have given the rats exactly what they wanted.....Why, Mr. President?
And the hits just keep on comin'....
The hits just keep coming. Its safe to say that this time tommorow I couldn't imagine how horrible a 24 hour period this would be.
I don't believe that.
There's no way any war can be won when we can't even "offend" the enemy. Rummy was being forced to follow the democrats politically correct war strategy. That's the only reason we haven't won this war already.
Pathetic, just plain pathetic.
Dr. Gates is currently president at Texas A&M University. What makes him particularly qualified for Sec of Defense? I have nothing against him, I'm just wondering.
my apologies..I forgot the /s mark.
Yes, that is also how I understand this.
A lot of posters ask why didn't he resign before the election. The reason is of course that the President didn't want him to leave. This is the first effect of the election. Rumsfeldt knew that he would not be able to carry on with his job, since he would be a constant target of investigations, and be forced to testify in end less hearings. So like the man he is he resigned so that the President would be able to nominate someone else and get that person approved before the Senate has a Democratic majority.
As I see it Rumsfeldt didn't resign (if it is true that he has resigned) for the good of the GOP or for his own sake but to make sure that the Defence Forces would not be hurt by the political game that Democrats inevitably will start now.
If he weren't enjoying retirement so much....Norman Schwarzkopf. However, I don't think he would do it.
Hate to disagree but after what he did with the BRAC -- was part of three bases that disagreed with his decision and we won. They used flawed data to get them closed. He has been bad for Air Force Materiel Command and the AF and his decision to embed reporters is costing us right now in Iraq and has cost us.
I heard two people who just got back from Iraq last night and others who are blaming the media that Rumsfeld has refused to take out of the units for a lot of their problems in Iraq. Every step they take is detailed by a reporter with a mic shoved in their face and pictures streamed back to the US with spin.
As a loyal member of the AF community knowing what he has done to the AF in recent years, it was time for him to go and you will hear cheers throughout the AF as this gets out.
I would imagine I speak for the Navy air wings as well since he has also been after them.
Too many reporters on the field of battle with pictures streamed into our living rooms has cost us in Iraq and he is the one responsible.
Thanks for the clarification.
Oh yes it is almost assured that Iraq will end just like Vietname did years ago. Vietnamization then Iraqization now. Islam wins West loses. Look out Europe you are next and the USA will not get into it.
W needs to find his balls...this is looking bad.
I'm jumping in here rintense, can you explain your comment please for those of us unable to watch or listen? thank you!
Yes, but first, the 'evil' Rove must get President Bush to nominate someone the Democrats will object to, then he can nominate Lieberman.
God bless you, President Bush.
See, you gotta know how the AP scumballs work.
Someone needs to pull him away from the podium....this is really awful.
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