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Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:48 PM

Romney, Rumsfeld Say Embassy Attacks Due To 'Weakness?' -- *12* Attacks During Bush Term!

. . . the most of any president in history!! *Eight* on Rumsfeld's watch!!!


Rumsfeld Says Attacks Were Due to "Weakness"

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asserted yesterday that Mitt Romney was right to point out that the U.S. embassy attacks in Egypt and Libya were due to "perceived American weakness."


Donald Rumsfeld@RumsfeldOffice 12 Sep 12
The attacks on our embassies & diplomats are a result of perceived American weakness. Mitt Romney is right to point that out.


However, the Daily Dolt points out that there were twelve embassy attacks during George W. Bush's presidency -- the most of any president -- including eight under Rumsfeld's watch.

read: http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/09/13/rumsfeld_says_attacks_were_due_to_weakness.html


If Bush and Rumsfeld were in charge, the world would know who was boss, and these attacks never would have happened. Just look at their record!! No one dared to attack a U.S. diplomatic facility when they were running the show. Right? That’s right, isn’t it? We assume that’s correct, or else Donald Rumsfeld surely would not have published such a Tweet. But let’s Google it just to be sure…

Actually, there were twelve terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities abroad during George W. Bush’s tenure — the most of any president in history — and eight of those occurred while Donald Rumsfeld was in office.

The embassy breaches on Tuesday marked the second attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities during President Obama’s tenure, including one in April 2010 in Pakistan which was in retaliation for drone attacks there (if one counts the attacks in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen separately even though they occurred at roughly the same time and arose from the same incident, the total during his presidency is four). Even after Osama bin Laden’s death, America’s diplomatic facilities did not come under fire.

read: http://www.thedailydolt.com/2012/09/13/donald-rumsfeld-asserts-embassy-attacks-due-to-perceived-american-weakness-we-then-google-the-number-of-embassy-attacks-under-his-watch/

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Reply Romney, Rumsfeld Say Embassy Attacks Due To 'Weakness?' -- *12* Attacks During Bush Term! (Original post)
bigtree Sep 2012 OP
RoccoR5955 Sep 2012 #1
Blue Meany Sep 2012 #2
bigtree Sep 2012 #3
L0oniX Sep 2012 #6
L0oniX Sep 2012 #4
treestar Sep 2012 #5
JHB Sep 2012 #7
Journeyman Sep 2012 #8
chatrage Feb 2013 #12
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6000eliot Sep 2012 #11

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:52 PM

1. Rummy should know. Shame on him

For not conveying to the current administration what to do, or what he did (what not to do) in such a situation.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:53 PM

2. Showing disunity in foreign policy projects weakness to the world...

therefore, its Mr. Romney's fault.

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Response to Blue Meany (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:55 PM

3. +1

(if it's proper in my own thread)

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Response to bigtree (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:58 PM

6. +1 ...

(if it's proper to +1 someones +1 in their own thread)

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:56 PM

4. Good catch.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:57 PM

5. Great info

Right wingers are just so stupid. We would be attacked due to strength not weakness. Truly weak countries have embassies too. Gawd they are stupid.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 03:11 PM

7. Does the man who thought he knew better than hundreds of years of military experience...

...presume to lecture now? Why Good Gracious! Of course he does!


We know quire a bit about force levels, contingency plans, the whole "Powell Doctrine" of overwhelming force, the folly of depending on an entire sting of unlikely assumptions working, etc. Not to mention keeping logistics under the military chain of command.

But hey, screw all that, The Other Donald knew better! Shock and Awe will carry the day!

Where are the WMD's, Rummy?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 03:16 PM

8. 5 Ambassadors have been killed by terrorists since 1968 -- 4 under Republican administrations. . .

According to the State Department Office of the Historian, five U.S. ambassadors had been killed in the line of duty by terrorists prior to the killings of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three embassy staffers on Tuesday. Here are their stories.

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/141694

The five:

1. John Gordon Mein – August 28, 1968, Guatemala
2. Cleo A. Noel Jr. – March 1, 1973, Sudan
3. Rodger P. Davies – August 19, 1974, Cyprus
4. Francis E. Meloy, Jr. – June 16, 1976, Lebanon
5. Adolph Dubs – February 14, 1979, Afghanistan

Only the first, John Gordon Mein, was killed while a Democrat -- Lyndon Johnson -- sat in the Oval Office. The rest were all killed while Republicans were on watch.

Does this mean anything? Not really. The reasons for the killings were many and varied, and to attribute them to any one political party would be both ludicrous and dishonest. Of course, that doesn't stop Rumsfeld from making his unsupported accusations, as he has a history of being both dishonest and ludicrous.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:23 PM

12. Error

It was actually 2 Adolph Dubs died on Jimmy Carter's watch.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 03:16 PM

9. Rumsfeld has many skeletons in his closet

http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0802-01.htm


Rumsfeld�s December 19-20, 1983 visit to Baghdad made him the highest-ranking US official to visit Iraq in 6 years. He met Saddam and the two discussed �topics of mutual interest,� according to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry. � made it clear that Iraq was not interested in making mischief in the world,� Rumsfeld later told The New York Times. �It struck us as useful to have a relationship, given that we were interested in solving the Mideast problems.�

Just 12 days after the meeting, on January 1, 1984, The Washington Post reported that the United States �in a shift in policy, has informed friendly Persian Gulf nations that the defeat of Iraq in the 3-year-old war with Iran would be �contrary to U.S. interests� and has made several moves to prevent that result.�

In March of 1984, with the Iran-Iraq war growing more brutal by the day, Rumsfeld was back in Baghdad for meetings with then-Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz. On the day of his visit, March 24th, UPI reported from the United Nations: �Mustard gas laced with a nerve agent has been used on Iranian soldiers in the 43-month Persian Gulf War between Iran and Iraq, a team of U.N. experts has concluded... Meanwhile, in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, U.S. presidential envoy Donald Rumsfeld held talks with Foreign Minister Tarek Aziz (sic) on the Gulf war before leaving for an unspecified destination.�

The day before, the Iranian news agency alleged that Iraq launched another chemical weapons assault on the southern battlefront, injuring 600 Iranian soldiers. �Chemical weapons in the form of aerial bombs have been used in the areas inspected in Iran by the specialists,� the U.N. report said. �The types of chemical agents used were bis-(2-chlorethyl)-sulfide, also known as mustard gas, and ethyl N, N-dimethylphosphoroamidocyanidate, a nerve agent known as Tabun.�

This just one little part of this slimmy persons resume..........

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 04:56 PM

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 04:58 PM

11. The more they talk, the more this seems to have Rove's fingerprints on it.

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