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Zolok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:48 AM
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So...how long does Rummy have?
I think he'll resign sometime over the weekend...a lot depends on the mood of the Senate Armed Services Committee...but if these damn photos keep getting released each depicting a new gruesome outrage well...
I dunno, frankly at this point I don't see how Rumsfeld can stay on.
But I could be wrong.
Any other guesses out there?

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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:49 AM
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1. It's too late...
Bush had a chance to fire him yesterday and he blew it. Resignation at this point won't put out the fire. It won't do a damned thing.

I'll be glad to have Rummy gone, but does that mean that Wolfewitz will be Defense Secretrary?

david
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:53 AM
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4. wolfowitz next in line --- my concern, too
it can get worse

replacing Rumsfeld with someone else, other than Wolfowitz, will be spun to make it look good for Shrub



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SayitAintSo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:59 AM
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7. We should keep Rumsfeld if our next in line is Wolfie
He scares the shit outta me .... The devil you know .... you know....

Maybe a humbled skittish Rumsfeld would be better than Wolfie his successor ... until November .... When we kick their asses outta there.
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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:12 PM
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11. I think I agree
Wolfowitz scares the crap outta me. Rumsfeld I think is off balance, but Wolfie is just plain insane.

david
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:50 AM
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2. memorial day weekend
so it can die down while every one is out camping
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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:53 AM
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3. i think he'll be gone today
before the hearings tomorrow. the hearings will be postponed.
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:56 AM
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5. Business as usual. Bush will do nothing. Rummy will stay. n/t
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Oddman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:13 PM
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12. Yup!
I agree . . . nothing will be done . . . no resignation, no nothing. They are going to pray this goes away . . .but deep down they know it won't. . .



Im sorry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .that we got caught!
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:56 AM
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6. As long as W has

Mr. Bush first mentioned the abuse scandal publicly last Friday in the Rose Garden, when he said he shared "deep disgust" about the photographs. That evening, he went to a party at Mr. Rumsfeld's house in the Kalorama section of Washington, where it is not known whether he and his defense secretary talked about the pictures.
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/06/politics/06CABI.html?...
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mouse7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:02 PM
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8. Kerry's Inauguration Day 2005
They can't fire Rummy. If the White House ever admits culpability at the top for any mistake, it's whole house of cards of lies comes tumbling down.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:04 PM
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9. I just called my senators demanding US pullout of Iraq
and Rumsfeld OUT. I don't care how he goes.
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Snellius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:05 PM
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10. Rummy just seems to be Big Dick's enforcer
He's what James Baker was to Bush I. He's a complete company man who follows orders with ruthless drive. Actually, under another president and vice-president, and some lessons in how to work with others, Rumsfeld may have been an impressive Secretary of Defense. (Not?)
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