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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:58 AM
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Bush Wants Rumsfeld to Stay as Pentagon Chief
Edited on Thu May-06-04 11:09 AM by UpInArms
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?jsessionid=VCP...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush, who has privately expressed annoyance over Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's handling of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal, still wants the Pentagon chief to stay in his job, the White House said on Thursday.

...just a bit more - very short newsblurb...

And *Co thinks Tenet is doing a great job - regardless of intelligence failures, etc.

These people are all on the same page - this is what they want and what you see happening is all on their radar.

(edited for fix link)
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leetrisck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:03 AM
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1. Since no one is in charge and no one accepts responsibility
for anything, they should all go home - PLEASE
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:03 AM
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2. but of course
if Rummy leaves, he might write a tell all...can't have that!
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:07 AM
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3. Ring around the rosy. n/t
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GainesT1958 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:10 AM
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4. If Dub sacked Grumpy...
Edited on Thu May-06-04 11:10 AM by GainesT1958
Think about who would succeed him...someone EVEN WORSE, it's quite likely. We're talking Wolfowitz, Feith, or maybe even Perle. It's just a matter of what type skin you want covering your hard-core Neo-Con robot... :eyes:

You'd simply go from someone who tolerated the kind of things that went on in Abu Gharib, to someone who'd likely actively encourage those kinds of things! :mad:

B-)
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Mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:29 AM
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5. What a joke, as if Bush could really make Rummy leave !
Bush the sock puppet of the Neocons and Rummy part of the Neocon board of directors? The mail room boy isn't going to tell anyone in the top floor offices to step aside.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:36 AM
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7. True. This cabal operates with something akin to a gang mentality.
Seriously. Regardless of whether a member's actions are illegal, they are completely loyal to one another. Plus, the whole freakin' group has engaged in some form of illegal or notorious act at some point. AND, they share a Machavellian attitude.

They really do make Nixon look like a real sweetheart. It's still difficult for me to believe that they have actually been allowed to go this far. We have GOT to clean house in the world of politics.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:31 AM
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6. Of course...where else would he be able to point when asked
where the buck stops?
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:41 AM
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8. No post war planning; oversaw office with trumped up intel per prewar;
shortchanged efforts in Afghanistan (where is Osama and Mullah Omar?) and was over this fiasco which further endangers us troops - but never mentioned the problem to Bush - and appears not to have taken serious corrective action (did you catch the Post piece - where the private intel contractors state that they have NEVER been informed about the problem, after the story broke tried to get a copy of the report from the Pentagon but couldn't - and had to get it from the internet... what does this mean? The Pentagon (underrummy) - never took any kind of corrective action per working with the contractors who allegedly had a role in the whole fiasco).

Yep - this is a man to have "confidence in."

If this country ever again elects a "CEO" - will they at least chose one who hasn't run multiple companies into the ground? This, is not surprising from our uninformed, uninterested, unengaged, head in the sand, but deluded with a messianic self-image president.
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