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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:45 PM
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Rumsfeld says catching Osama bin-Laden "would be nice" (chuckles)
70-minute interview. Mentions bin-Laden twice . . .

Q: What keeps you up at night?

RUMSFELD: I was asked that when I was up at the confirmation hearings in January of '01, and I said intelligence. And if you think about this department, we have just enormous capability to finish. If you use the phrase "find, fix and finish," we can finish something if we can find it and fix it in time and location. The problem is finding it.

And you can find big armies and big navies and big air forces, and we've gotten quite good at that in this department. It is a whale of a lot harder to deal with a network, with individuals, with people that don't wear uniforms, with people that mix among civilians and hide among innocent people. It is very difficult to do. And we've had some good luck in the case of Saddam Hussein and his sons and Zarqawi. We've had some less than good luck with respect to UBL (bin Laden) and various others.


Q: You mentioned bin Laden a while back. We let you escape from that one. Are we ever going to catch him? And does it even matter anymore?

RUMSFELD: Well, you know, it obviously would be nice, but he must be spending an awful lot of time not getting caught, as opposed to running his organization -- (chuckles) -- because there's an awful lot of folks looking for him.


http://www.postchronicle.com/commentary/article_2123500...
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:55 PM
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1. Who is looking for him?
Some irate wife? A collection agency for an unpaid bill? Not us, though. Certainly not us. Rummy hopes bin Laden will be able to deliver yet another tape just in time for the 2006 mid term elections.

That's what Rummy wants.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:59 PM
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2. Oh, it's all so funny.
Remember when Georgie hunted for WMDs in the Oval Office? Hoo-boy! Good times.

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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:48 PM
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4. Rumsfailed could be Impeached.
If we had a real democracy he would have been Impeached, found guilty, dismissed and then tried for his War Crimes. He would then have been sentenced to at least 20 years in a Fed Prison.

Rumsfeld Shouldn't be Fired, He Should be Indicted
by Matthew Rothschild

Secretary Rumsfeld has publicly admitted that . . . he ordered an Iraqi national held in Camp Cropper, a high security detention center in Iraq, to be kept off the prisons rolls and not presented to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the report noted. The Geneva Conventions require countries to grant the Red Cross access to all detainees.

http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0418-24.htm
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:13 PM
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3. Firing Rummy would be sweet, too.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:48 PM
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5. He chuckled because after the conference
he was due to fly to Kennebunkport and play bridge with OBL, the real Saddam and GWB41

that was what caught the evil overlord's funny bone.
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pepperbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:34 PM
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6. "Oh my dearest, darling Skippy." Rummy tossed his hair back
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:08 PM by pepperbear
and blithely laughed. "Bin Laden is so last year. Anybody who is anybody doesn't even thinking about him because Iran is ALL the rage on the runways".
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:33 AM
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7. This whole administration
is a joke. A sick joke, but a joke nevertheless. Just a laugh a minute, that's Rummy and Dick "Deadeye" Cheney, and Chimp, just a laugh a minute.
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