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Thu May 3, 2012, 10:08 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Donald Rumsfeld Explains That Whole Getting Bin Laden Thing



"You mentioned there was a tough decision," Rumsfeld said on Tuesday night on Fox News. "I don't think it was a tough decision. We've seen a lot of instances where presidents over the years have had to make decisions like that."

But six years ago, Rumsfeld himself called off a major raid in Pakistan, citing many of the same factors that Obama administration officials complicated the OBL mission.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014112076

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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Donald Rumsfeld Explains That Whole Getting Bin Laden Thing (Original post)
EarlG May 2012 OP
bayareaboy May 2012 #1
dmr May 2012 #2
TBF May 2012 #3
tclambert May 2012 #4
SunSeeker May 2012 #14
Madmiddle May 2012 #5
Bill USA May 2012 #6
Dont call me Shirley May 2012 #9
90-percent May 2012 #7
Dont call me Shirley May 2012 #8
90-percent May 2012 #10
Jamaal510 May 2012 #11
yellowcanine May 2012 #12
Ready4Change May 2012 #13
33Greeper May 2012 #15

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:00 AM

1. So what brought Rummy out?


Do you think that since Cheney got a new heart that Rumsfeld is looking for a brain.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:10 AM

2. Not a tough decision, eh? With arrogance like that and

the lack of serious thought, it's no wonder so many lives have been lost or injured; and our treasury ravaged.
He needs to be in jail.

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Response to dmr (Reply #2)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:05 PM

3. That whole crew of his needs to be sent to the Hague on war crime charges -

Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rice - all of them.

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Response to TBF (Reply #3)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:59 PM

4. I bet Bush's defense would be, "Hey, look at me, I'm stupid! I didn't know what was going on."

"I just took the advice of those other guys."

Of course, the other guys' defense would be, "We were just following the President's orders."

Hmm, no. Actually, their defense is "You can't touch us. We're above the law."

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Response to TBF (Reply #3)

Fri May 4, 2012, 12:26 AM

14. +1,000!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 02:46 PM

5. Call Rummy

 

when you need a stupid question answered.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 02:46 PM

6. not tough for Bush et al, quickly made: "NO". that simple. No to Tora Bora, don't hurt Bin Laden.

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Response to Bill USA (Reply #6)

Thu May 3, 2012, 03:55 PM

9. That's cause bushes & binladens are bossom buddies.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 03:51 PM

7. Rummy and 9-11

This is from memory. Fact checks are welcome.

Days prior to 9-11 there was an issue percolating at the Pentagon about the inability to account for a missing ONE TRILLION DOLLARS. (Still considered a large sum of money even today)

Well, after Don heroically helped save many of the Pentagon victims on 9-11, he spoke to Congress in the evening about the urgency of getting his Pentagon Budget Bill passed, because of this hours old war on terror. "C'mon guys, stop dilly-dalleying with our national security and give us canyons full of money to protect America!" And the missing trillion was forgotten to history forever.

Or something close to that.

The gall of these people! Especially when Cheney implied that Richard Clarke was personally responsible for the intelligence failure of 9-11. "He sure missed that one, didn't he?" I think Cheney said. Clarke was running around with his hair on fire begging his boss (or superior in his chain of command?) Condi Rice to start paying attention to the al-Qaeda threat since the day GW was sworn in!

Hypocrites with no shame. Sociopaths don't have much capacity for shame, do they?

Rummy's place in history as the worst Secretary of Defense, since the position was created, is secure. Very secure. A fitting place next to the worst President and VP and Secretary of State and National Security Advisor (twofer for Condi there!) in American History. He is simply a monster. I hope he endorses Romney! Lavishly!


-90% Jimmy

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 03:53 PM

8. When is he going to shut up, cover his face in shame, run away and hide

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 03:58 PM

10. One more thing

GW made it abundantly clear he did not give a rat's ass about hunting down and bringing Bin Laden to justice. Think of how much better the first decade of the 21st Century would have been if GW had felt the same way about Saddam Hussein!

4,500 families of dead American soldiers would still have their loved ones.

On the bright side, I think GW did manage to acquire Saddam's personal side arm? So I guess it was worth it after all!

-90% Jimmy

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 04:11 PM

11. Rummy sez: The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 07:47 PM

12. Did anyone pipe up and point out that they HAD Bin Laden and let him get away at Tora Bora?

Just Sayin'.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 09:37 PM

13. Remember the GOP complaining about Clinton?

Complaining how, if he'd gone after OBL then 911 wouldn't have happened?

Funny, they come up with a lot of excuses, and failed memory checks, when THEY are the past administration that failed to complete the job.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 09:36 AM

15. Cheney got a used heart........

Maybe Rumsfield can get a used brain.

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