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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:12 AM
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President Bush leads Pentagon farewell to Rumsfeld
WHITE HOUSE (AP) -- President Bush will be there this afternoon as the Pentagon rolls out a full-honors goodbye ceremony for Donald Rumsfeld.

He's leaving after six stormy years as defense secretary, being replaced Monday by Robert Gates. Bush tapped the former C-I-A director after last month's elections, saying he wanted to bring "fresh eyes" to the troubled mission in Iraq.

Rumsfeld has been condemned by critics as the architect of a disastrous war of choice. But in a broadcast good-bye to the troops, he defends the conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan, calling them "historic chapters in the saga of human freedom."

more:http://www.abc15.com/news/morenews/index.asp?did=31890

How much is little shindig costing the taxpayers? :puke:
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:14 AM
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1. To RummytheDummy,
Don't let the door hit ya where the good lawd split ya.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:23 AM
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2. The way Rummy was dismissed was shoddy. Where's the Prez Medal of Freedom?
Rummy has volunteered to resign on several occasions.

So, the President ditches him when it's politically expedient to do so. Shoddy.
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:23 AM
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3. who will break down? who will cry? who will be taken away in a white straight jacket to the nuthouse
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:34 AM
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4. They're historic alright. So is the Spanish Inquisition.
W - his last words will be a doozie!
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:36 AM
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5. I hope they shoot him out of a cannon...n/t
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:48 AM
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8. LOL!
Well, that gets me off to a good start this morning!

:toast:
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:45 AM
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6. How much will it cost?
Well, they've set aside $20 million for the last couple of years for the big "Victory in Iraq" celebration. Maybe they pulled it out of that drawer?

Anyway, as a public service, your friendly neighborhood gratuitous will now lead DU in its farewell to Rumsfeld. Everybody sing along!

Na na na na,
Na na na na
Hey he-ey
Goo-ood bye!
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:48 AM
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7. "... full honors...."
You know, it hasn't happened to me yet, thank goodness, but I can tell you if I ever completely effed up at one of my jobs the way Rumsfeld has, if I committed the kinds of criminal acts Rumsfeld has, not only would I have been shown the door right away, it would not have been with "full honors." More likely, it would have been with handcuffs and ankle shackles.

"Full honors" to Rumsfeld is an insult to this country. Just like Bush giving the medal of freedom to the other masters of disaster.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:27 PM
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9. What a fuc*ing waste of time. Might as well give him a medal
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 01:28 PM by Feeney2
And dishonor all the military while there at it.
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