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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:03 PM
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Pump criticizes the handle -- Lieberman calls for Rumsfeld to quit
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 12:06 PM by bigtree
Associated Press
Published August 20 2006

WASHINGTON -- {snip}

"With all respect to Don Rumsfeld, who has done a grueling job for six years, we would benefit from new leadership to work with our military in Iraq," Lieberman said Sunday.

He also accused Lamont of distorting his stance on Iraq.

"He made me into a cheerleader for George Bush and everything that's happened," Lieberman said. "And the record shows that, while I believe we did the right thing in overthrowing Saddam Hussein, I've been very critical over the years, particularly in 2003 and 2004, about the failure to send enough American troops to secure the country, about the absence of adequate plans and preparation to deal with post-Saddam Iraq."

"As bad as things are now - and they've gotten worse in the last six months - it would be a disaster if America set a deadline and said we're getting all of our troops out by a given date," Lieberman said. "That's a position Ned Lamont has taken."

that's also Rumsfeld's position

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/local/state/hc-201228...

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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:10 PM
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1. Did Joe back Dem nominee in 2004 who called for Rumsfeld's job back
when it mattered for Dem's, the military and the Iraqi people?

Nope.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:21 PM
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4. he just wants Rummy's job for himself when he loses
remember?

Rumors that Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) will replace Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld resurfaced again on Face the Nation:

Bob Schieffer: "Last night -- over this weekend, I had four different people tell me that the White House is thinking if the secretary of Defense goes over the next year -- and a lot of people think that he will, that the president is thinking of nominating Joe Lieberman to be secretary of Defense."

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2005/12/05/is_bush_co...
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:13 PM
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2. uhhh, joe?? rummy hasn't been in office six years, not yet anyway.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:15 PM
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3. Lamont turned Lieberman into a cheerleader for Bush? What total
...bullshit! Exactly what actions besides just talk, did Joe Lieberman take to counter the Bush failures to secure the Iraq occupation, to propose a plan and prepare to deal with a post-Saddam Iraq? Lieberman did nothing but give lip-service, if even that and instead backed Bush Iraq policies right down the line. That lying bastard Lieberman. Connecticut voters, kick him out in November or earlier please.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:23 PM
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5. LIEberman is really playing both sides for what they are worth
He needs to go.
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:00 PM
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6. Let's Perk this thread UP.
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