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PerfectSage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:14 PM
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Dumbsfeld is running PR campaign to avoid getting fired. lol
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 04:49 PM by newyawker99
Why hasn't this incompetent dumbshit been fired yet?

Pentagon Buttressing Public Relations Efforts

14:30 EST Monday, October 30, 2006

WASHINGTON (AP)--The Pentagon is buttressing its public relations staff and starting an operation akin to a political campaign war room as Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld faces intensifying criticism over the Iraq war.

In a memo obtained by the Associated Press, Dorrance Smith, assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, said new teams of people will "develop messages" for the 24-hour news cycle and "correct the record."

The memo describes an operation modeled after a political campaign - such as that made famous by Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential race - calling for a "Rapid Response" section for quickly answering opponents' assertions.

Another branch would coordinate "surrogates." In political campaigns, surrogates are usually high-level politicians or key interest groups who speak or travel on behalf of a candidate or an issue.

The plan would focus more resources on so-called new media, such as the Internet and Web logs. It would also include new workers to book civilian and military guests on television and radio shows.

Pentagon press secretary Eric Ruff didn't provide the exact number of people to be hired, or the costs.

On the Net:

Defense Department:

(END) Dow Jones Newswires
10-30-06 1429ET
Copyright (c) 2006 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:21 PM
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1. I'd rather they buy $10,000 toilet seats
at least they work
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:22 PM
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2. Correct the record???? Unless the evil evil evil old bastard
can raise the dead, the record doesn't need 'corrected'.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:26 PM
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3. Rumsfailed is a freakin' War Criminal.
He is trying to avoid being indicted for War Crimes.

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 prisons 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.

Recently it has been found out that even more detainees were "ghost detainees". The fact that Rumsfeld has not been charged speaks volumes. If Congress wishes to garner any respect they should move forward with Impeachment Declaration of Rumsfeld.

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.
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