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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:15 AM
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Donald Rumsfeld bids farewell, insists that invading and occupying Iraq was a swell idea
http://www.wten.com/Global/story.asp?S=5819757

Rumsfeld says during his six years as the Pentagon's chief, he has had the opportunity and privilege to serve with the greatest military the world has ever known.

The soon-to-be former defense secretary will bid an official goodbye to his constituents today. He steps down amid much criticism over the war in Iraq.

He is the public face of the Iraq war. Donald Rumsfeld exits his job to standing ovations at the Pentagon, but to increasingly cold public assessments of the war blueprint he drafted as Secretary of Defense.

"I wish I could say that everything we've done here has gone perfectly, but that's not how life works, regrettably," says Rumsfeld.

Rumsfeld's critics say history will remember him as the secretary who did not send enough troops to Iraq, then was in denial of the insurgency. But Rumsfeld remains unapologetic; emotional when he speaks of the troops.


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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:20 AM
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1. Old people fight wars with old ways...Rummy is one of them...
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:32 AM
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2. Golly Pete, Gee Whiz and Good-Bye. nt
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:37 AM
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3. Old men send young people to die. nt
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MikeNearMcChord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:04 PM
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4. Well at least Robert McNamara, goes to his deathbed knowing
He is no longer the worst SecDef ever. I want Rummy the Dummy in the docks at The Hague. BASTARD!
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:07 PM
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5. send him down with his ship
Generals who lost wars never lose the shame.

He can pretend he did a good job, but we all know he screwed up bad with the rest of them,
and there's no painting over the mess.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:09 PM
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6. He should go out saying "never hate your enemies, because then the rat bastards win...
...and golly jeepers you destroy yourself," or something equally Nixonian and self-knowing.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:37 PM
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7. Let's hope we've seen the last of him..
unless it's in a court of law.
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