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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:41 PM
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Cheney: Rumsfeld ‘Is the Finest Secretary of Defense This Nation Has Ever Had’
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Cheney: Rumsfeld ‘Is the Finest Secretary of Defense This Nation Has Ever Had’
Today, Vice President Dick Cheney spoke at a ceremony honoring outoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Cheney, himself a former Defense Secretary under George H. W. Bush, said Rumsfeld was the “finest Secretary of Defense this nation has ever had.”

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In his regard for our people in uniform, in his unwavering strength through unprecedented challenges, in his example of leadership and patriotic service, I believe the record speaks for itself: Don Rumsfeld is the finest Secretary of Defense this nation has ever had.



.....watch it here..........

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/12/15/cheney-rumsfeld-bes...
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:43 PM
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1. In what parallel dimension...?
My head just exploded.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:47 PM
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3. My bullshit meter
just suffered the same fate.

:nuke:
rocknation
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:43 PM
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2. That means in Cheney's opinion

Rummy was better at the Secretary of Defense job that he himself was?
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:47 PM
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4. here's to you, dick-head
:puke:

On the way home from class, I heard on NPR that Rumsfeld's departure was accompanied by trumpets, etc. I damned near stopped the car to get control of myself. What universe are these people living in? Who would ever think this appropriate for such a disgrace as Rumsfeld?



Cher

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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:10 PM
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19. My husband got me a satellite radio
for my car for christmas and I got to listen to the whole speech on my way to dinner. I told him when I got there, this satellite radio might not be such a good idea after all, cause now I can be pissed off all the time.

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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:48 PM
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5. if being a torturer and a fascist are good qualities for SoD
then sure. :sarcasm:
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:50 PM
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6. Yes, and Zippy the Pinhead the Best President EVER in his
drunken, DT induced world.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:51 PM
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7. Worst SecDef ever AND worst VP ever stroking each other off.
They can tell each other what a great job each other did. Nobody else will.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:58 PM
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8. Rumfelled Was as Good a Secretary of Defense as Cheney is at Hunting
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:11 PM
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9. GRRRRR! - the axis of evil

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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:20 PM
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10. And Cheney has been right how many times? Zilch, nada, zero.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:21 PM
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11. Cheney still thinks there are stockpiles of WMD in Iraq
:crazy:
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jedr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:21 PM
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12. " Heck-of-a-job Rummy !!!!!!!" N/T
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:27 PM
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13. In which universes is Cheney referring that comparison?
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:31 PM
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14. "On behalf of Halliburton, I wish to thank Donald Rumsfeld
for being the most incompetent fuck-up ever to line the pockets of this company at the expense of the American taxpayer".
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:02 PM
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15. That statement is a freakin' insult to America and the World.
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 prison’s 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





Further Evidence Rumsfeld Implicated in War Crimes
Please read this important post by Marty Lederman, Army Confirms: Rumsfeld Authorized Criminal Conduct.

Here's a key section, but there's more:
The Army's charges against Jordan reflect the view, undoubtedly correct, that the use of forced nudity or intimidation with dogs against detainees subject to military control constitutes cruelty and maltreatment that Article 93 makes criminal. It doesn't matter whether they are or are not "torture," as such; nor does it matter whether the armed forces should be permitted to use such interrogation techniques: As things currently stand, they are unlawful, as even the Army now acknowledges.

But then how can we account for the actions of the Secretary of Defense and his close aides?

On November 27, 2002, Pentagon General Counsel William Haynes, following discussions with Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz, General Myers, and Doug Feith, informed the Secretary of Defense that forced nudity and the use of the fear of dogs to induce stress were lawful techniques, and he recommended that they be approved for use at Guantanamo.
(The lists of techniques to which Haynes was referring can be found in this memorandum.) On December 2, 2002, Secretary Rumsfeld approved those techniques for use at Guantanamo -- and subsequently those techniques were used on detainee Mohammed al-Qahtani.

In other words, the Secretary of Defense authorized criminal conduct.

...

Today's Army charge under UCMJ Article 93 against Lt. Col. Jordan -- for conduct that the SecDef actually authorized as to some detainees -- demonstrates that Rumsfeld approved of, and encouraged, violations of the criminal law.

http://www.discourse.net/archives/2006/04/further_evide...
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:07 PM
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18. no kidding!
My first thought on reading the op was if Cheney was speaking as the VP or as a stockholder of Haliburton.
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:14 PM
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16. He just can't stop lying.
And when he lies, he has to lie big.

He couldn't just say Rumsfeld was a great SoD or even a good one, which would both be lies. He has to be the greatest on Earth ever.
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E.R. Strooley Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:32 PM
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17. Here's your giant grain of salt...
...I mean, look at the source.

E.R.
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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:15 PM
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20. I wouldn't let any of these people judge a cake bake-off, much less
judge how well a person has done his job or what kind of character they have. They are so totally worthless.
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:34 PM
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21. Rummy is a wartime loser - Cheney likes that n/t
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:44 PM
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22. well, he's certainly the one
that made unka dick the richest
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