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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:56 AM
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Since when do you get a freaking parade when you've been fired?
Now, really. If your boss fired you, do you think you'd get more time than it took for you to clear your workspace of your personal items and turn over whatever keys or other items assigned you and be shown the door? Have any other Secretaries of Defense been given a parade when fired? Especially one who was part of a cabal which scripted a war based on lies or tried to grab power from every agency he could? What an obscenity!
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:00 AM
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1. Things don't have to make sense anymore.
What a bizarre spectacle. A parade for a total genocidal disaster and it's founder. I hope dick cheney gets a parade too.

Sometimes I think I'm on the wrong planet.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:09 AM
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2. Well, MacArthur got tons of parades
And got to speak to a joint session of Congress.

And all HE did was disobey a direct order from the Commander-in-Chief and push us to the edge of World War III.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:27 AM
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7. The army at Bataan did not like him either.
Wainwright was the Gen. that got the 'he gave up the army', Is that Gen. name sp. that way?
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:13 AM
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3. When you have a dictator who ignores reality.
We are living in Bushworld now.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:17 AM
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4. The so called leader of a nation shouldn't ignore reality.
Me, I can sort of ignore reality, but a school bus driver or a president certainly can't.
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:19 AM
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5. There was a reason for all that pomp and circumstance
Contempt for us, the taxpayers. Bush was saying, "I don't care what the American people think, this is my power thing and I'm going to look at all the pretty boys in uniform today and enjoy it". And guess who picks up the tab?

Real soldiers don't give a shit about all that pomp and circumstance shit, only toy soldiers, like the ones who got us into this mess in the first place give a damn.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:26 AM
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6. Do they understand in Washington how this looks outside the beltway?
Totally disgusting.

Rummy should have been tarred and feathered and run out of town.
Instead he is a hero.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:32 AM
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8. The public record is what history will record. The legend will be come
the fact eventually unless we plant the real story of this war's inception and mismanagement in enough places that it cannot ignored.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:38 AM
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10. I would I could go into the future and see what history does with all of this.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:44 AM
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11. My sentiments exactly!
Tar and Feathers would be just the right touch for our Esteemed Former Secretary of Defense.
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stoxx Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:55 AM
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21. How it really is far from the beltway
Actually, they understand that Suzy Sixpack is worried that her hubby's cycle plant might leave town (leaving him no choice but to join the Guard like his brother, or the Army) and that Buster might let his grades drop if he doesn't get enough playing time. The TV is for Joe to watch once he comes home, as she is fixing dinner.

That is how they can get away with what they do in Washington DC. The spectacle is so Joe can feel good about his brother being in Iraq.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:38 AM
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9. I get the feeling it is like the Royals all being gen. and then
giving Orders of the Bath and Black Eagle to every other royal. Rickover hated all this silly stuff and said so when he was trying to get the nuke navy going. When your birth gets you the top and you need not any thing that is great it shows a lack of a great country I think. It seems to go with our being less than what we were.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:32 AM
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12. Through the looking glass .....
I think that these people inhabit a very different world than the rest of us. Tumsfeld was not only canned for being a failure, but his failings have caused the deaths of thousands of people.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:49 AM
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13. When you know stuff that your boss wants secret
Face it, they're trying very hard to get Rummy to just disappear. Don't go away mad, just go away. Here, we'll tell the world how great you are (or, more to Rummy's liking, give him the opportunity to tell the world of his greatness himself) and then you can go on your merry way.

This is nothing more than an attempt to buy his silence.

Julie
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:18 AM
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14. ...........Only in the twisted world of GW Bush.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:21 AM
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15. Circuses always have parades
and Bushco is a circus.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:31 AM
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17. Certainly there are plenty of clowns
packed into that administration
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:51 PM
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29. Isn't it rich
and all that.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:24 AM
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16. Having no successes to its record
The only thing this regime can celebrate is failure.

Heck of a job, Rummy!
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:39 AM
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18. you have to remember in bush* world up is down
what isn't is, etc etc
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:50 AM
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19. This strikes me as a giant f**k you to the majority of this nation
Who hate this clown. He's spitting in our collective eye, and still he gets away with it.
We are in Bizarro World alright.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:50 AM
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20. It's called
punishing the innocent and promoting the guilty. SOP in the aftermath of a major SNAFU. QED.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:50 AM
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22. He was rewarded for doing what the people who own the US military-
industrial complex wanted him to do.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:21 AM
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23. They Should Hold a Parade AFTER Remsfeld Leaves
one to which he is not invited.

Now, it's like "How can we miss you when you won't go away?"
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:26 AM
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24. Only in bUSH's Amerika
And I think rummy's total incompetence will garner him a chest full of metals.

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Stardust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:03 PM
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25. The 3 pasty-white guys were actually walking in lock step, not just metaphorically. Astonishing.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:12 PM
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26. Hey, George Tenet got the medal of freedom for his slam-dunk warspeak.
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 12:48 PM by spanone
American leaders praise rumsfeld, most nations would have him imprisoned.

The whole dog & pony show proves that bush* allowed rumsfeld to resign only because of political pressure. He still thinks rummy did a heckuva job.
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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 06:25 AM
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30. When does Rumsfeld get his medal?
medal of failure
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:16 PM
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27. The ones who fired him (the peeps) don't control the parade dole n/t
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:18 PM
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28. Is there a story about the parade?
I haven't seen it.
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 06:57 AM
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31. Bush couldn't give him the Congressional Medal of Freedom (been there--done that)
Bush couldn't give him the Congressional Medal of Freedom (been there--done that) the traditional reward for loyal Bushites who screw up while in office and have to be dumped for the sake of political expediency.

Think of it, military parade with all the trimmings is even cooler than some boring old medal ceremony and so in keeping with Rumsfeld's ego and so in keeping with his role in our great undertaking in Iraq.
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