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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:43 PM
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Rumsfeld praised on final day at Pentagon - "We've been through war together," the president said.
Rumsfeld praised on final day at Pentagon
POSTED: 2:20 p.m. EST, December 15, 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Architect of the unpopular war in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was praised lavishly Friday for his service to the nation on a day of pageantry and testimonials for the outgoing Pentagon chief.

President Bush called Rumsfeld "one of America's most skilled, energetic and dedicated public servants."

"We've been through war together," the president said. "We have shared some of the most challenging moments in our nation's history."

Rumsfeld was a casualty of growing opposition to the war, manifested in the Democrats' takeover of Congress. Bush announced Rumsfeld's departure the day after Republicans were jolted in the November elections.

"I've never worked harder for a boss and I've never learned more from one, either," said Vice President Dick Cheney, who began his career in politics as an intern for Rumsfeld in 1969.

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http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/12/15/bush.rumsfeld.ap...

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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:49 PM
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1. Wow, I wonder how a statement like that sits with guys who've really been through war
watched friends die in battle and who've saved friends and have been saved by friends... I can only guess never having been through it myself, but I'd guess it's like hearing scraping fingernails on a chalkboard.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:51 PM
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2. He should be hanging his head in shame instead of being praised
lavishly. Something is definitely wrong with this picture.
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The Blue Flower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:52 PM
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3. No Medal of Freedom????
Where's the outrage????!!!!!
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:06 PM
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4. I am speechless. For once.
There is nothing to be said in response to these delusional men.
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:58 PM
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5. CSpan took viewers' calls after showing this outrageous ceremony for
the chief crooks and liars.

The last caller said, "I have three words to say. 'Rumsfeld For President!' "
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happydreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:00 PM
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6. Full Dinner Jacket! We need a movie by that name. nt
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Ino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:13 PM
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7. so what does cheney mean?
he doesn't work hard & hasn't learned as much from bush... or he doesn't consider bush his boss?

the chimp in chief is gonna be miffed!
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:23 PM
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8. War Criminals praise each other.
Here we have three arrogant Sociopaths flaunting themselves to the world.
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