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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:27 PM
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Rumsfeld says reinforcements may be needed.
On CNN.COM, they quote Rummy as saying they may need reinforcemnets, but this was always anticipated as a possibility leading up to the transfer of power. If they anticipated increased violence, then why does it also say over the next few months, the number of troops in Iraq is supposed to go from 134,000 to 110,000.
I don't know about anyone else, but if I'm anticipating GREATER numbers of attacks, then I'm NOT decreasing the number of soldiers. I would be INCREASING the number.
Is Rummy stupid, lying, or a combination of the two plus adding several more unpleasant adjectives.
I REPORT...YOU DECIDE.
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rwenos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:29 PM
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1. . . . or How I was Robert Macnamara'd Into Submission
With apologies to Paul Simon, of course.

But none to William Westmoreland, who traveled this path once before, in 1968.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:32 PM
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2. ...or How Shinseki Was Right n/t
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rwenos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:35 PM
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4. Shinseki?
I know I'm old, but I missed that reference. Would my 11 year old kid know?
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:36 PM
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6. Shinseki was a commander in charge of Iraq before he was thrown out
for suggesting more soldiers were needed.
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rwenos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:43 PM
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7. Thanks, 'mon.
nt
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:47 PM
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8. If you're raising your kid right
he would ;)
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rwenos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:00 AM
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9. Actually . . .
I was more thinking "Shinseki" was some sort of Japanese anime superhero.

My kid digs anime.
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:34 PM
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3. Rummy
is experiencing what its like to have reality slapping him hard across his dumbass, neo-con face.
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rwenos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:36 PM
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5. Love . . .
. . . . Means never having to say you're sorry.
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:22 AM
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10. I guess things are a little "untidy" in Iraq. I hate Rummy! nt
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