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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:03 PM
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Holy crap: McCain "Rumsfeld the worst Defense Secretary ever"
Edited on Mon Feb-19-07 10:16 PM by Perky
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MCCAIN_2008?SITE...

By BRUCE SMITH
Associated Press Writer


BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Monday the war in Iraq has been mismanaged for years and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will be remembered as one of the worst in history.

"We are paying a very heavy price for the mismanagement - that's the kindest word I can give you - of Donald Rumsfeld, of this war," the Arizona senator told an overflow crowd of more than 800 at a retirement community near Hilton Head Island, S.C. "The price is very, very heavy and I regret it enormously."

McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, complained that Rumsfeld never put enough troops on the ground to succeed in Iraq.

"I think that Donald Rumsfeld will go down in history as one of the worst secretaries of defense in history," McCain said to applause.

The comments were in sharp contrast to McCain's statement when Rumsfeld resigned in November, and failed to address the reality that President Bush is the commander in chief.

"While Secretary Rumsfeld and I have had our differences, he deserves Americans' respect and gratitude for his many years of public service," McCain said last year when Rumsfeld stepped down.

On a two-day campaign swing in South Carolina, McCain fielded questions from the crowd for more than an hour and said the United States can succeed in Iraq with additional troops and a new strategy. McCain has been a strong proponent of using more troops and favors Bush's increase of some 21,500 U.S. forces in the nearly four-year-old war."


He was soooo stupid to do this. Now the Cabal will be dissing him left and right and in a couple of days he will wind up retracting it somehow....which will make him look wishy washy and not presidential....


He may not survive this.... I am completely serious...Cheney said Rummy was the best DOD Secretary ever.... Cheney is not a guy you want to to cross. But thatis the next question that McCain gets asked....Was Dick Cheney wrong? What else was he wrong about?



What fun!
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:04 PM
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1. Pandering Thug. nt
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:04 PM
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2. Thank you, Senator Obvious.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:05 PM
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3. Yawn
What a dipshit.
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:05 PM
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4. he was just on tv saying he wants to overturn roe vs wade after
he supported it before.What a prick
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:05 PM
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5. Oh boy. McCain sure does blow it out both holes. nt
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:06 PM
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6. So let me get this straight.....
McCain's hero, chimpy , let this guy mismanage the war for years and McCain still supports the "president?" Doesn't sound consistent to me. What a panderer. What a flip flopper. He's pathetic.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:10 PM
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9. Yep
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:07 PM
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7. He was really stupid to do this....
Edited on Mon Feb-19-07 10:15 PM by Perky
Now the Cabal will be dissing him left and right and in a couple of days he will wind up retracting it somehow....which will make him look wishy washy and not presidential....


He may not survive this.... I am completely serious...Cheney said Rummy was the best DOD Secretary ever.... Cheney is not a guy you want to to cross. But thatis the next question that McCain gets asked....Was Dick Cheney wrong? What else was he wrong about?



What fun!
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:17 PM
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10. .
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:07 PM
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8. I'm out of words for this guy.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:18 PM
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11. McCain is desperate...will say ANYTHING for ATTENTION....
The price is LOSS OF CREDIBILIY.....
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:24 PM
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14. You gotta remember this is the asshole that ran against bush
and they told the most hrrible lies about him and his wife and then during Katrina bush is in Phoenix and mccain is hugging him like he was in love.
These people are all insane
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 12:41 AM
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18. A third of the Nation is INSANE.....How in the world can they still support the Turds???is beyond me
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 05:33 AM
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22. He's doing his floor exercise...
Edited on Tue Feb-20-07 05:35 AM by Hubert Flottz
More Flip Flops than Little Orgy Corbutt!



Edit...He was for Rummy before he was against him.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 06:30 AM
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24. McBush is Toast...gonna get his ass kicked in...flip flopper specialist he is
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 06:40 AM
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25. McCain is a total Wimp...
Talks tough but the proof is all over the internets...He sucked up to his enemy again and again.



How far do ya think John would go behind closed doors?
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 06:45 AM
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26. Sweets for his sweetie?
Edited on Tue Feb-20-07 06:47 AM by Hubert Flottz
McCain is just an extension of the BushCo/PNAC's death grip on America, if he gets close enough to steal it.



These guys BOTH think it's really funny, the way Bush has plundered and looted and cheapened America.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 10:03 AM
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29. I think this Pic was taken in San Diego as New Orleans DROWNED
and many hundreds DIED.... Fuck those two ASSHOLES.....

What is it with the GOPers and their fucking cakes anyway....?

Didn't Oliver North take a cake to the Ayatolla Komeni during the Iran Contra Scandel??? for the dudes Birthday?

And....where are they gonna bury the Bimbo??

and who da Daddy? like we give a fuck?
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 02:02 PM
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31. If John thought he could win he'd claim he's the daddy of the
Edited on Tue Feb-20-07 02:03 PM by Hubert Flottz
billion dollar baby.

Yep John and Bush were having a cake and ice cream party on the tax payers dime, while people in New Orleans starved and died of thirst.

He would be a worse pResident than Bush...is the only reason Bush acts like he likes him.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:21 PM
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12. I am struck by the simultaneous fear and defeat in his eyes in this photo.

AP Photo/STEPHEN MORTON


Yes, Mr. McCain. It's time for you to step aside.
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Little Wing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:22 PM
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13. He's gone senile and desperate
Sorry, Johnny, your time's over.
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NI4NI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:49 PM
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15. It's okay for Mc Cain to criticize RumDumb
Edited on Mon Feb-19-07 10:51 PM by NI4NI
by calling him the worst SOD for mismanaging the war and still claim to support the troops; But when we criticize Chuckle Nutz for his mismangement and troop surge we don't support the them.


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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 11:05 PM
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16. Proving once again that McCain = the ultimate political crazy-car!
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 11:17 PM
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17. Gee, you would have thought he would have pushed for more
oversight of a war being run by one of "the worst secretaries of defense in history". But that would have not been the politically smart thing to do prior to now, friggin asshat!
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 04:28 AM
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19. Good morning kick
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 05:06 AM
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20. McLame is on self destruct.
Good.
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 05:30 AM
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21. McCain is not winning over the right so he's moving left. Dear oh dear no consistancy whatsoever.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 05:37 AM
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23. Never forget: Rummy was taking orders from Commander AWOL
and his sidekick, Dickie "Five Military Deferments" Cheney.

With republicon military experts like that at the helm,
you have to expect Miserable Failure.

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TheWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 07:08 AM
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27. McCain is a spineless, cowardly piece of garbage
Edited on Tue Feb-20-07 07:08 AM by TheWatcher
Too little, too late you piece of shit.

You have served as nothing but a pandering, desperate enabler of this thuggish band of killers that run this country, and you wish to take away a Woman's right to choose.

You are a turncoat, a coward, and you are not fit to serve this country in ANY capacity.

You are a disgrace to the uniform you wore during your service to this country.

And ANY quarter or credibility that service or the events during that service might have granted you in your defense or favor, you sir have completely rendered it irrelevant and impotent five times over with your enabling of the worst criminals to ever run this country.

Go To Hell. Go Straight To Hell. Do Not collect your completely unearned and undeserved pension, and do not annoy us any further with your pathetic presence.

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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 07:56 AM
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28. "You are a disgrace to the uniform you wore during your service to this country."???
Come on now... I agree with you almost completely. But I have to call you on that line. The man was a POW. I can not and will not ever say he disgraced the uniform he wore. Disagree with him on any issue but that line was over the top.

Cheers

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TheWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 05:04 AM
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34. No it is not.
And if you disagree, I have no problem with that. If you have a problem with me.....Tough. I am not backing down ONE INCH.

I stand by what I said.

Sorry my friend, John McCain was NOT the only POW from Viet Nam.

There were many a brave soldier who suffered such a fate.

They did NOT go on to sell their soul to the worst band of criminals to walk the face of this Earth since the Nazi's.

How ironic that someone who went through what he did would "Support The Troops" the way he does now.

He is a DISGRACE to the Uniform. My Grandfather wore that Uniform in WWII, and I have friends in Iraq now. One of my best friends died in this fake war for profit. Do not for a MOMENT think that I do not understand the weight of what I am saying.

No apologies. No Quarter.

Fuck John McCain.

He chose his path. He can live with it.
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 10:04 AM
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30. Isn't it funny how the Straight-Talk express just says ANYTHING to get elected?
Hop aboard the Bullshit Express
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 02:03 PM
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32. John McCain: Embracing liberal talking points from four years ago.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 02:15 PM
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33. He's flipped flopped so many times it's not funny
He's lost all credibility. Even Polman wrote a scathing article against him in the Philly Inquirer.
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