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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:03 PM
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Holy crap: McCain "Rumsfeld the worst Defense Secretary ever"
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Edited on Mon Feb-19-07 10:16 PM by Perky

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BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Monday the war in Iraq has been mismanaged for years and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will be remembered as one of the worst in history.

"We are paying a very heavy price for the mismanagement - that's the kindest word I can give you - of Donald Rumsfeld, of this war," the Arizona senator told an overflow crowd of more than 800 at a retirement community near Hilton Head Island, S.C. "The price is very, very heavy and I regret it enormously."

McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, complained that Rumsfeld never put enough troops on the ground to succeed in Iraq.

"I think that Donald Rumsfeld will go down in history as one of the worst secretaries of defense in history," McCain said to applause.

The comments were in sharp contrast to McCain's statement when Rumsfeld resigned in November, and failed to address the reality that President Bush is the commander in chief.

"While Secretary Rumsfeld and I have had our differences, he deserves Americans' respect and gratitude for his many years of public service," McCain said last year when Rumsfeld stepped down.

On a two-day campaign swing in South Carolina, McCain fielded questions from the crowd for more than an hour and said the United States can succeed in Iraq with additional troops and a new strategy. McCain has been a strong proponent of using more troops and favors Bush's increase of some 21,500 U.S. forces in the nearly four-year-old war."

He was soooo stupid to do this. Now the Cabal will be dissing him left and right and in a couple of days he will wind up retracting it somehow....which will make him look wishy washy and not presidential....

He may not survive this.... I am completely serious...Cheney said Rummy was the best DOD Secretary ever.... Cheney is not a guy you want to to cross. But thatis the next question that McCain gets asked....Was Dick Cheney wrong? What else was he wrong about?

What fun!
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  -Holy crap: McCain "Rumsfeld the worst Defense Secretary ever" Perky  Feb-19-07 10:03 PM   #0 
  - Pandering Thug. nt  onehandle   Feb-19-07 10:04 PM   #1 
  - Thank you, Senator Obvious.  Olney Blue   Feb-19-07 10:04 PM   #2 
  - Yawn  Dinger   Feb-19-07 10:05 PM   #3 
  - he was just on tv saying he wants to overturn roe vs wade after  az chela   Feb-19-07 10:05 PM   #4 
  - Oh boy. McCain sure does blow it out both holes. nt  sheeptramp   Feb-19-07 10:05 PM   #5 
  - So let me get this straight.....  senseandsensibility   Feb-19-07 10:06 PM   #6 
  - Yep  Monkeyman   Feb-19-07 10:10 PM   #9 
  - He was really stupid to do this....  Perky   Feb-19-07 10:07 PM   #7 
  - .  Perky   Feb-19-07 10:17 PM   #10 
  - I'm out of words for this guy.  BuyingThyme   Feb-19-07 10:07 PM   #8 
  - McCain is desperate...will say ANYTHING for ATTENTION....  opihimoimoi   Feb-19-07 10:18 PM   #11 
  - You gotta remember this is the asshole that ran against bush  az chela   Feb-19-07 10:24 PM   #14 
     - A third of the Nation is INSANE.....How in the world can they still support the Turds???is beyond me  opihimoimoi   Feb-20-07 12:41 AM   #18 
        - He's doing his floor exercise...  Hubert Flottz   Feb-20-07 05:33 AM   #22 
           - McBush is Toast...gonna get his ass kicked in...flip flopper specialist he is  opihimoimoi   Feb-20-07 06:30 AM   #24 
              - McCain is a total Wimp...  Hubert Flottz   Feb-20-07 06:40 AM   #25 
                 - Sweets for his sweetie?  Hubert Flottz   Feb-20-07 06:45 AM   #26 
                    - I think this Pic was taken in San Diego as New Orleans DROWNED  opihimoimoi   Feb-20-07 10:03 AM   #29 
                       - If John thought he could win he'd claim he's the daddy of the  Hubert Flottz   Feb-20-07 02:02 PM   #31 
  - I am struck by the simultaneous fear and defeat in his eyes in this photo.  seafan   Feb-19-07 10:21 PM   #12 
  - He's gone senile and desperate  Little Wing   Feb-19-07 10:22 PM   #13 
  - It's okay for Mc Cain to criticize RumDumb  NI4NI   Feb-19-07 10:49 PM   #15 
  - Proving once again that McCain = the ultimate political crazy-car!  bullwinkle428   Feb-19-07 11:05 PM   #16 
  - Gee, you would have thought he would have pushed for more  mcctatas   Feb-19-07 11:17 PM   #17 
  - Good morning kick  Perky   Feb-20-07 04:28 AM   #19 
  - McLame is on self destruct.  Disturbed   Feb-20-07 05:06 AM   #20 
  - McCain is not winning over the right so he's moving left. Dear oh dear no consistancy whatsoever.  cooolandrew   Feb-20-07 05:30 AM   #21 
  - Never forget: Rummy was taking orders from Commander AWOL  SpiralHawk   Feb-20-07 05:37 AM   #23 
  - McCain is a spineless, cowardly piece of garbage  TheWatcher   Feb-20-07 07:08 AM   #27 
  - "You are a disgrace to the uniform you wore during your service to this country."???  Perky   Feb-20-07 07:56 AM   #28 
     - No it is not.  TheWatcher   Feb-21-07 05:04 AM   #34 
  - Isn't it funny how the Straight-Talk express just says ANYTHING to get elected?  Beelzebud   Feb-20-07 10:04 AM   #30 
  - John McCain: Embracing liberal talking points from four years ago.  ComerPerro   Feb-20-07 02:03 PM   #32 
  - He's flipped flopped so many times it's not funny  mvd   Feb-20-07 02:15 PM   #33 

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