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r_u_stuck2 Donating Member (232 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:55 PM
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Rumsfeld Delays $20 Billion Deal With Boeing
In an action that delays a controversial decision until after the November election, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced he was holding off on a $20 billion contract with Boeing for aerial refueling tankers pending further studies of the proposed deal.


Mr. Rumsfeld's decision, which was expected, puts the high-profile project outside of election-year politics and gives the Pentagon additional time to come up with alternatives to a joint Air Force-Boeing deal that critics claimed was overpriced and unnecessary in the near term.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/25/politics/25CND-BOEING...


But Noooo, they will not play politics with the war.

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Leilani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:00 PM
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1. He did this because it is a tax payer rip off
& John McCain has been on a rampage. Has held hearings, press conferences, etc etc.

McCain also blocked the budget bill in the Senate last week.

After Hastert insulted McCain, maybe the word went out: Hey, he might want to be Kerry s Veep!!!!

LOL!!!
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crossroads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:41 PM
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2. Things are a bit hot for Rummy right now
and he's being a lot more careful than he was before the scandal! Ya can't fool all the people! Lots of folks want him out.
:kick:
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