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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: PhiKapMom
I don't give a hoot about BRAC. That was around long before him and will be around long after him.

He has been nothing short of magnificent under incredibly difficult circumstances, and I'm surprised to see you here piling on. It's pathetic.

381 posted on 11/08/2006 10:23:22 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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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.

So they filibuster until then
382 posted on 11/08/2006 10:23:54 AM PST by uncbob
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To: SevenofNine

"Rummy would be private citizen he could smack chat anybody if he wish

Is that English? Could you please restate it?

383 posted on 11/08/2006 10:24:23 AM PST by MineralMan (Non-evangelical atheist)
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To: Coop

Why, Coop, why?....I don't understand the logic behind this decision.

384 posted on 11/08/2006 10:24:24 AM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Coop
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.

Yes and no! It is true that Murtha, Kerry, Pelosi, Dean, etc, instigated this feeling of Vietnam, but the response from Pres. Bush, Sec. Rumsfeld, and the GOP has not been effective in countering that feeling.

Images resonate with the public and the MSM has been bombarding us with images of bombings and deaths in Iraq. We never responded with images of the rebuilding of Iraq. If the MSM didn't air it, the RNC certainly had enough money to buy air time.

385 posted on 11/08/2006 10:24:42 AM PST by Anti-MSM
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To: Mo1

She hasn't been voted in as Speaker yet.

386 posted on 11/08/2006 10:25:04 AM PST by guinnessman
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To: wagglebee

I doubt he was planning it. We've heard he's offered to step down numerous times, and this time, Bush didn't stop him.

I am angry and sad that this man's honorable career and dedication to this country has ended like this, and that he will be written about (seeing the libs writes all the school books) as having "resigned in disgrace."

He deserves better than this.

387 posted on 11/08/2006 10:25:16 AM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: SmoothTalker

So he fell on his sword for good of the party

388 posted on 11/08/2006 10:25:39 AM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: warsaw44
Stop laughing. None of this is funny Mr. President.

Ditto! Bad timing GWB...bad timing!

389 posted on 11/08/2006 10:25:44 AM PST by nfldgirl ("I love a good rant every now-n-then!")
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To: MineralMan

At this point, the only thing that could really surprise me is if the President resigned. Cheney would make it interesting, but it wouldn't be a shocker. I think my shock is about used up.

390 posted on 11/08/2006 10:26:23 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: prairiebreeze

I don't really care why...and I am sure you are right.

It just sucks, big time.

All we have heard from the Dems and Rinos is "get rid of Rummy"...for months.

So...what happens the day after the election??

Rummy is gone.

Who ever made the decision for whatever reason...I still HATE IT.

I am a RUMMY fan..

After the disappointment of last night..I just wish I didn't have to have another one so soon...(feeling sorry for

391 posted on 11/08/2006 10:26:33 AM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: Question_Assumptions

I agree. The name on the first soepena was going to say Rumsfeld. The man has got to be exausted. No sense in letting the Dems take swings at you for 2 years.

392 posted on 11/08/2006 10:26:40 AM PST by NImerc
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To: mhking

cutting losses and rearranging power structure

393 posted on 11/08/2006 10:26:49 AM PST by Cinnamon
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To: SmoothTalker
Rummy isn't a quiter. He was forced out. Bush's conference makes that fairly clear.

Boy, Bush isn't very loyal is he? For someone that demands it, he certainly doesn't return it. Rummy is/was/will always be terrific. I am soooooo disappointed in Bush.

394 posted on 11/08/2006 10:26:56 AM PST by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: montag813
Americans don't give a crap how many Iraqi civilians we kill, so long as we win decisively. Instead we pussyfooted around Fallujah, investigated our men men incessantly, left Al Sadr alive (can you imagine MacArthur doing that?) and never took revenge for those charred and mutilated American bodies (again, Al Sadr should have died for that alone).

So they voted for the appeasement party

That makes no sense
395 posted on 11/08/2006 10:27:00 AM PST by uncbob
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To: All

You know, I see alot of recess appointments coming if the Senate stall appointments. This is because the appointments will be good until the end of W's term.

Under the constitution can the President recess appoint someone to VP if Cheney resigns.

If so, how about Rudy.

396 posted on 11/08/2006 10:27:13 AM PST by BigEdLB (BigEd)
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To: conservativepoet; All
I am baffled. How hard is it for Bush to simply do what the conservative voices call for? Why is this so difficult? he makes no friends either way so why not try to satisfy your base?

Totally dumbfounded here.

397 posted on 11/08/2006 10:27:20 AM PST by RushCrush (I voted straight ticket GOP here in Chicago!)
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To: DarthVader
"How about Tommy Franks?"

No way!

398 posted on 11/08/2006 10:27:31 AM PST by jjm2111 (
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To: FreedomNeocon
-"I hope extreemly myopic morons like you enjoy the F- you are about to get. "

Keep thinking that. It's your type of bull-headedness-thinking that will keep us in that damn Iraq another 10 years, and cost us all 3 branches of government.

399 posted on 11/08/2006 10:27:43 AM PST by The Bronze Titan
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To: Mean Maryjean

Bush is really out of it today! Enough already! What's going on with him?!

400 posted on 11/08/2006 10:28:29 AM PST by nfldgirl ("I love a good rant every now-n-then!")
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