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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:40 PM
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Rumsfeld's time 'absorbed' by abuse scandal
Well, Boo Fucking Hoo!


Rumsfeld's time 'absorbed' by abuse scandal


By John Diamond, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, embattled by the Iraq (news - web sites) prison abuse scandal, characteristically defined his own terms for whether he would stay on: He would resign, he said, if he could no longer be effective running the Department of Defense .



Rumsfeld moved quickly to dispel the image of an out-of-touch executive atop an out-of-control organization. In the midst of a complex and costly war, Rumsfeld dropped virtually all his other duties and spent the better part of two weeks working on little besides the abuse scandal. That work included an unannounced visit to Abu Ghraib prison, where photos of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi inmates originated.

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Privately, Rumsfeld complained to Republicans that the scandal was monopolizing his time. "He essentially said, 'This is all I'm doing,' " Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said, describing a Rumsfeld venting session at a private Pentagon (news - web sites) breakfast with GOP senators. "It was pretty clear that he was feeling frustrated that all of his time was being absorbed."

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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:42 PM
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1. but but but Rummy said he "didn't do quagmires"
Edited on Tue May-25-04 04:42 PM by Jacobin
He lied.

He should apologize and report to the Hague for his indictment. Then he wouldn't have to spend all that time filling out torture paperwork.
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:47 PM
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2. These freaks think they can simply resign.
Not this time!

I won't be satisfied with a mere resignation!

We never should have agreed to Nixon's escape from private prosecution!
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:51 PM
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3. Good - I hope it is true. Mayble it will keep him from planning any more
preemptive wars or any other monkey business.
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