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Brad N.
11-08-2006, 08:51 AM
just heard on MSNBC

TIP
11-08-2006, 08:51 AM
:rock:VEMBER!

T

Ryan F
11-08-2006, 08:51 AM
Just reported on MSNBC.

Maybe someone competent will replace him.

Corwin: Bear Fighter
11-08-2006, 08:52 AM
Holy shit!

Ryan F
11-08-2006, 08:52 AM
D'oh. Brad beat me to it.

Brad N.
11-08-2006, 08:52 AM
Sorry.

RebootedCorpse
11-08-2006, 08:52 AM
Burn in hell, mother fucker.

xanderharris
11-08-2006, 08:53 AM
hahaha YES!

Bill!
11-08-2006, 08:53 AM
They are also reporting Montana as going to the democrats.

TIP
11-08-2006, 08:53 AM
Time to bust out the Dancing Shat!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/tiptone/kirkdance.gif

and his pal, Dancing Herve!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/tiptone/hvdance2.gif

Blandy vs Terrorism
11-08-2006, 08:54 AM
The news so nice, it had to be posted twice!

Brad N.
11-08-2006, 08:54 AM
Fuck me! Dems take the House. Dems take the Senate (as soon as Allen wakes up to reality he lost). Dems take majority of Gevernorships. Now Rummy's out? What a lovely day. Watch Bush appoint Lieberman as the new Sec. of Defense.

NickT
11-08-2006, 08:55 AM
Least he isn't being tossed off.

DAVE
11-08-2006, 08:55 AM
Is there a Timetable to his stepping down?

Lyfeforce
11-08-2006, 08:55 AM
he can now try to live up to the nickname "Rummy"

Brad N.
11-08-2006, 08:55 AM
The news so nice, it had to be posted twice!

Thrice!

Foolish Mortal
11-08-2006, 08:55 AM
This is clearly Bush beating the Democrats to the punch, because he knows the Dems will be driving the Bus to take Rumsfeld out of town.

Taxman
11-08-2006, 08:56 AM
Should I start a thread to discuss this?

Mission Accomplished!

Finally!

I hope this means that the administration is going to be more responsive to the public in other matters. And I hope to god they can figure out some sort of strategy in Iraq that will allow us to stop wasting the lives of our good young men.

RebootedCorpse
11-08-2006, 08:56 AM
Good day. Good day.

Burn in hell, fuckstain.

Brad N.
11-08-2006, 08:56 AM
Is there a Timetable to his stepping down?

They're saying today.

TIP
11-08-2006, 08:56 AM
http://www.indcjournal.com/archives/rummy.jpg

Amos Moses
11-08-2006, 08:56 AM
It's always darkest before dawn.

The Craig
11-08-2006, 08:56 AM
Between this and the election result this is a GREAT day!!!!

:rock: :smile: :wave: :rofl: :thumb: :cool: :) :D

Brad N.
11-08-2006, 08:56 AM
Should I start a thread to discuss this?

Mission Accomplished!

Finally!

I hope this means that the administration is going to be more responsive to the public in other matters. And I hope to god they can figure out some sort of strategy in Iraq that will allow us to stop wasting the lives of our good young men.

Agreed.

Bill!
11-08-2006, 08:56 AM
Really, this can do nothing but help our troops.

Brad N.
11-08-2006, 08:57 AM
http://www.indcjournal.com/archives/rummy.jpg

A darker day in the 616 than even the start of Civil War.

Evan the Shaggy
11-08-2006, 08:57 AM
That is the best fucking news ever.

Blandy vs Terrorism
11-08-2006, 08:57 AM
Thrice!

Yeah, but I tend to not go into KC's threads. :p

Brian Defferding
11-08-2006, 08:57 AM
http://www.indcjournal.com/archives/rummy.jpg

Nothing like Captain America giving the forearm shiver of Democracy to an asshole war lord :)

DAVE
11-08-2006, 08:58 AM
They're saying today.

No it was a joke because ...Iraq war...no time table....ahh it wasn't a good joke :-? :cry:

BrianS
11-08-2006, 08:58 AM
I change my mind...there is a God!

Ryan F
11-08-2006, 08:58 AM
Robert Gates, not Lieberman

Brad N.
11-08-2006, 08:58 AM
No it was a joke because ...Iraq war...no time table....ahh it wasn't a good joke :-? :cry:

Actually that's a great joke. Sorry I'm too tired and out of it to get it.

RebootedCorpse
11-08-2006, 08:59 AM
He'll be replaced by CIA bitch Robert Gates.
Gates best quote: "Speaking to you all again is a bit like being Larry King's newest wife-- I know what I'm supposed to do here, I'm just not sure how to make it interesting."

Blandy vs Terrorism
11-08-2006, 08:59 AM
I may just have to 5 star all these threads.

Ryan F
11-08-2006, 09:00 AM
People in the background on MSNBC are singing the "Na na na na... hey hey hey, good bye!" song.

:lol:

Race
11-08-2006, 09:00 AM
Will Gates be better or worse than Rumsfeld?

Brad N.
11-08-2006, 09:00 AM
I'm watching MSNBC and in the background you can hear protestors LOUDLY singing "Hey Hey Hey, Good Bye!!!"

Hilarious! Bye bye you war criminal piece of shit.

TheTravis!
11-08-2006, 09:01 AM
Ha. He cut and run.

Dreg
11-08-2006, 09:01 AM
Cuttnrunner.

EDIT: damn, beat me to it.

Brad N.
11-08-2006, 09:01 AM
People in the background on MSNBC are singing the "Na na na na... hey hey hey, good bye!" song.

:lol:

HILARIOUS!!! It was loud as fuck, then to hear O'Donnel mention it was better.

Ryan F
11-08-2006, 09:01 AM
For a second, I was worried that Bush would appoint Lieberman, a Republican would be appointed in his place, and the Dems would re-lose the Senate.

TheTravis!
11-08-2006, 09:02 AM
For a second, I was worried that Bush would appoint Lieberman, a Republican would be appointed in his place, and the Dems would re-lose the Senate.

I don't think it works that way.

Brad N.
11-08-2006, 09:02 AM
Fuck you Bush...it's the Democratic party, not Democrat party you douche.

JoeE
11-08-2006, 09:03 AM
By far the best thing he has done as Defense Secretary. I applaud his actions, and nominate him for another Presidential Medal of Freedom.

TheTravis!
11-08-2006, 09:04 AM
The country should get a Purple Heart from what a pain in the ass he's been.

Race
11-08-2006, 09:07 AM
The country should get a Purple Heart from what a pain in the ass he's been.The black eye we got was enough, thanks . . .

Foolish Mortal
11-08-2006, 09:07 AM
Lets all hope Gates won't reference Hitler and Nazis with everything. :roll:

Binx
11-08-2006, 09:08 AM
The country should get a Purple Heart from what a pain in the ass he's been.

That's funny! :lol:

And I hope the news is true. It seems a bit rumorish right now:

Earlier today, a spokesman for Rumsfeld said he'd given no indication that he would step down in the wake of Democratic election gains. The spokesman said Rumsfeld would work with Congress on Iraq but added that the focus on stabilizing the country will remain the same.

Eric Ruff, the Pentagon press secretary, said he participated in meetings with Rumsfeld on Wednesday morning and heard no talk of changing war strategies or of Rumsfeld leaving his post. He said he did not know whether Rumsfeld has talked to President Bush about his future in light of the election results.

The focus of U.S. strategy for stabilizing Iraq remains the same, Ruff said: handing over more control to the Iraqi government and encouraging the leaders there to make political progress on reconciliation and resource sharing.

"They're moving and the (Iraqi) leadership is showing they are trying to get some things done," Ruff said.

TheTravis!
11-08-2006, 09:08 AM
Lets all hope Gates won't reference Hitler and Nazis with everything. :roll:

He's more of a Stalin/Idi Amin kind of guy.

Race
11-08-2006, 09:08 AM
I wonder if he made a bet on the election results. :Ponder:

Andy Kuhn
11-08-2006, 09:09 AM
now he can go back to running the tyrell corporation.

Ryudo
11-08-2006, 09:10 AM
Thank You Jesus!


8-)

RebootedCorpse
11-08-2006, 09:12 AM
Yeah, but I tend to not go into KC's threads. :p

Good idea, you'd only get hurt.:roll:

Fusion
11-08-2006, 09:13 AM
Lets hope that last night and today are only the begining.

Foolish Mortal
11-08-2006, 09:13 AM
:lol: Bush has a bad poker face.

xyzzy
11-08-2006, 09:13 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2638632

Ryan F
11-08-2006, 09:14 AM
"I thought we were going to be fine yesterday. Shows what I know."

:lol:

Skatonic10
11-08-2006, 09:14 AM
To bad this came about 4 years to late

Binx
11-08-2006, 09:15 AM
Update: Now reports say Robert Gates is the replacement. He's former head of CIA and close friend of the Bush family, so while I'm tempted to say anything would be better than Rumsfeld, it may not be so much . . . :(

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061108/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/rumsfeld_resigns

Wipeout
11-08-2006, 09:15 AM
But we will always have the gallery of Rumsfeld Fighting Technique (http://www.poe-news.com/features.php?feat=31845)

Mister Mets
11-08-2006, 09:15 AM
This should've happened a week ago.

But I hope Rober Gates does a good job.

Brian Defferding
11-08-2006, 09:17 AM
But we will always have the gallery of Rumsfeld Fighting Technique (http://www.poe-news.com/features.php?feat=31845)

:lol: That's hilarious!

Ryan F
11-08-2006, 09:18 AM
MSNBC just accidentally bleeped Bush at the perfect time.

"Vice-President Cheney said ***BLEEEP***"

Awesome.

Foolish Mortal
11-08-2006, 09:19 AM
See? I knew Bush was going to do that. He's deflecting it to being a message to Congress, but not a direct message to him.

RebootedCorpse
11-08-2006, 09:19 AM
Bush admits he bold-faced lied when he said Rummy would stay, now he's trying to get out of it.
INCREDIBLE!

stevapalooza
11-08-2006, 09:21 AM
Bush fired him already??? Geez. Give the guy a break. At least wait until his horrible strategies kill 5,000 troops.

Blandy vs Terrorism
11-08-2006, 09:23 AM
Gray skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face
Put on a smile and cheer up, put on a happy face

Ray G.
11-08-2006, 09:25 AM
Man, why didn't Bush do this last week? We might not be in this mess.

Hopefully Robert Gates will switch up strategies, and either fight to win, or start pulling back to selected strategic points. I'm sure as fuck happier with this guy in charge of any possible skirmishes with Iran or North Korea. Rumsfeld's time had passed.

Doug
11-08-2006, 09:25 AM
Now I can't wait to watch the Report tonight. Stephen will be so sad.

TIP
11-08-2006, 09:28 AM
Man, why didn't Bush do this last week? We might not be in this mess.




http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/ehlee/Images/Pictures/nelson.gif
T

The Roman Candle
11-08-2006, 09:30 AM
Truely, this is the best of all possible worlds.

mario
11-08-2006, 09:31 AM
Will Gates be better or worse than Rumsfeld?


unless he orders the invasion of Iran tomorrow, there's not much he can do to do a worse job

Dreg
11-08-2006, 09:31 AM
Man, why didn't Bush do this last week? We might not be in this mess.

Because that would amount to admitting to a mistake. Admitting to a mistake would amount to weakness. Weakness would amount to giving left-handed lesbian communazi terrorists a nuclear weapon and step by step instructions on how to kill as many Americans as possible. Duh.

RebootedCorpse
11-08-2006, 09:32 AM
Now I can't wait to watch the Report tonight. Stephen will be so sad.

Bush's horrible press conference could fill the entire Daily Show for a week!

Ray G.
11-08-2006, 09:34 AM
http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/ehlee/Images/Pictures/nelson.gif
T

Just a reminder, you have 6 weeks for Patrick Fitzgerald to indict Cheney, or you owe me five bucks.

YouStayClassy
11-08-2006, 09:35 AM
:shock:

Wow.

dEnny!
11-08-2006, 09:37 AM
Bush's horrible press conference could fill the entire Daily Show for a week!

And that is why a vote for Bush is a vote for goodness. :D

Kerry wouldn't provide near the material for Stewart and Colbert, heck their shows would probably just go off the air...and that would make us all sad.

TIP
11-08-2006, 09:38 AM
Just a reminder, you have 6 weeks for Patrick Fitzgerald to indict Cheney, or you owe me five bucks.

:thumb:

T

reeechard
11-08-2006, 09:38 AM
Man, why didn't Bush do this last week? We might not be in this mess.

Hopefully Robert Gates will switch up strategies, and either fight to win, or start pulling back to selected strategic points. I'm sure as fuck happier with this guy in charge of any possible skirmishes with Iran or North Korea. Rumsfeld's time had passed.

I'm sure this will get spun to mean whatever people want it to mean, but Bush said that he didn't want the troops to get the message that his commander-in-chief decisions are determined by politics. He said he realizes it could have effected the outcome of some of the elections but not everything should be about politics.

Blandy vs Terrorism
11-08-2006, 09:38 AM
And that is why a vote for Bush is a vote for goodness. :D

Kerry wouldn't provide near the material for Stewart and Colbert, heck their shows would probably just go off the air...and that would make us all sad.

I think the country would get over it.

tdaniel
11-08-2006, 09:39 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061108/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/rumsfeld_resigns (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061108/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/rumsfeld_resigns):surrend:

Blandy vs Terrorism
11-08-2006, 09:40 AM
Four times the charm?

tdaniel
11-08-2006, 09:41 AM
Sorry I did not see the other thread. I resign.

Matt Jay
11-08-2006, 09:42 AM
How quickly the rats scatter when the lights come on. I imagine the White House paper shredders are getting quite a workout today.

Dr. Blasphemy
11-08-2006, 09:44 AM
BREAKING NEWS
NBC, MSNBC and news services
Updated: 27 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, architect of an unpopular war in Iraq, is resigning after six stormy years at the Pentagon, President Bush said Wednesday.

Bush said Robert Gates, former head of the CIA under the first President Bush, would be tapped to replace Rumsfeld.

Story continues below ↓
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The development occurred one day after midterm elections that cost Republicans control of the House, and possibly the Senate, as well. Surveys of voters at polling places said opposition to the war was a significant contributor to the Democratic victory.

President Bush was expected to announce Rumsfeld's departure and Gates' nomination at an afternoon news conference. Administration officials notified congressional officials in advance.

Last week, as he campaigned to save the Republican majority, Bush declared that Rumsfeld would remain at the Pentagon through the end of his term.

Rumsfeld, 74, was in his second tour of duty as defense chief. He first held the job a generation ago, when he was appointed by President Ford.

YouStayClassy
11-08-2006, 09:45 AM
Immonen is the new artist on Ultimate Spider-Man!

NickT
11-08-2006, 09:47 AM
Sin City posters, anyone?

RebootedCorpse
11-08-2006, 09:47 AM
Bendis has JLAed the Avengers!

dako
11-08-2006, 09:47 AM
Immonen is the new artist on Ultimate Spider-Man!


:lol:

Blandy vs Terrorism
11-08-2006, 09:50 AM
Spider-Man unmasked? What?

Yeah, it might be time to merge these.

WinterRose
11-08-2006, 09:53 AM
Truely, this is the best of all possible worlds.

Well no... that would be footage of Rice, Cheney, Bush, Frist, Rumsfeld and DeLay all roasting slowly over a turning spit as their victims lined up for a plate of barbequed pork chops. But it's a good start.

Ben
11-08-2006, 09:53 AM
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/159038394X.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1108422386_.jpg

Mister Mets
11-08-2006, 09:55 AM
Well no... that would be footage of Rice, Cheney, Bush, Frist, Rumsfeld and DeLay all roasting slowly over a turning spit as their victims lined up for a plate of barbequed pork chops. But it's a good start.
:mistrust:

Dr. Blasphemy
11-08-2006, 09:56 AM
buncha jerks.....:)

Foolish Mortal
11-08-2006, 09:56 AM
Bush says Rumsfeld voluntarily stepped down, but Bush talking about "needing a change" makes it sound like Rumsfeld was fired to me.

Foolish Mortal
11-08-2006, 09:57 AM
Well no... that would be footage of Rice, Cheney, Bush, Frist, Rumsfeld and DeLay all roasting slowly over a turning spit as their victims lined up for a plate of barbequed pork chops. But it's a good start.
:shock:

*Slowly backs out of the room...*

Dr. Blasphemy
11-08-2006, 09:58 AM
So WHO is drawing Ultimate Spider-man?

Dreg
11-08-2006, 10:03 AM
Don't feel so bad. Bendis will probably create the fifth.

WinterRose
11-08-2006, 10:05 AM
:shock:

*Slowly backs out of the room...*

What? Too soon? Lucky I didn't go with the "So ya want light or dark meat?" punchline...

Ben
11-08-2006, 10:06 AM
buncha jerks.....:)http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2397/gayst1.jpg

YouStayClassy
11-08-2006, 10:06 AM
So WHO is drawing Ultimate Spider-man?

Heh heh heh.

Ben
11-08-2006, 10:07 AM
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2397/gayst1.jpg

YouStayClassy
11-08-2006, 10:08 AM
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2397/gayst1.jpg

:rofl:

Ah, that's the stuff.

McAfee
11-08-2006, 10:10 AM
Well no... that would be footage of Rice, Cheney, Bush, Frist, Rumsfeld and DeLay all roasting slowly over a turning spit as their victims lined up for a plate of barbequed pork chops. But it's a good start.

That van parked down the street isn't filled with perverts hunting children, Winter. Take note!

And say hi to Wally for me. He'll be the tall blonde Fed that kicks in your door.

Joe Henderson
11-08-2006, 10:16 AM
Yee haw!

Dr. Blasphemy
11-08-2006, 10:16 AM
So Ultimate Spider-Man,huh?

YouStayClassy
11-08-2006, 10:17 AM
I couldn't shoot the three ducks to win a FREE IPOD! :sad:

The Roman Candle
11-08-2006, 10:18 AM
Former CIA Director Robert Gates, eh? I don't know shit about this guy.

MattKrizan
11-08-2006, 10:25 AM
Former CIA Director Robert Gates, eh? I don't know shit about this guy.

"A native of Wichita (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wichita%2C_Kansas), Kansas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas), Gates attained the rank of Eagle Scout (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Scout_%28Boy_Scouts_of_America%29) in the Boy Scouts of America (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_Scouts_of_America) and is a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distinguished_Eagle_Scout_Award) from the Boy Scouts of America."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates

:)

The Roman Candle
11-08-2006, 10:28 AM
"A native of Wichita (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wichita%2C_Kansas), Kansas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas), Gates attained the rank of Eagle Scout (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Scout_%28Boy_Scouts_of_America%29) in the Boy Scouts of America (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_Scouts_of_America) and is a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distinguished_Eagle_Scout_Award) from the Boy Scouts of America."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates

:)

So now I know he was a Boy Scout, so I can add "douchebag" to the list of facts I know about him...

TIP
11-08-2006, 10:34 AM
Former CIA Director Robert Gates, eh? I don't know shit about this guy.

Heh...he was deep in the Iran/Contra scandal from back in the day.

http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/chap_16.htm

adamgreenberger
11-08-2006, 10:35 AM
About time...Rumsfeld should have been gone two years ago after the election.

modungo
11-08-2006, 10:36 AM
Wow that would have been alot more useful to his party yesterday.

xyzzy
11-08-2006, 10:38 AM
Wow that would have been alot more useful to his party yesterday.

Yesterday would have been too late. It would have looked like a desperation ploy, which it would have been, and probably lost the Republicans votes with their base without picking up any from the middle.

Sy-Klone
11-08-2006, 10:39 AM
:boogie:

Akira
11-08-2006, 10:41 AM
Anyone who ever says that voting is pointless after this day should be soundly smacked upside the head.

Foolish Mortal
11-08-2006, 10:46 AM
Anyone who ever says that voting is pointless after this day should be soundly smacked upside the head.
Indeed. No matter who you voted for, the voter turn-out was extraordinary. We should all be proud to be Americans.

RickLM
11-08-2006, 10:48 AM
Just reported on MSNBC.

Maybe someone competent will replace him.



He looked at all candidates and settled on Harriet Meiers.

RebootedCorpse
11-08-2006, 10:49 AM
Heh...he was deep in the Iran/Contra scandal from back in the day.

http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/chap_16.htm

Yeah, it's just arranging dickheads on the Titanic.

NickBurgess
11-08-2006, 10:50 AM
FINALLY!!!

Today is a good day.

Shwicaz
11-08-2006, 10:51 AM
Waitaminute.

didn't Bush just call a press conference last week saying that he had the utmost confidence in Rumsfeld and that Rummy would still be in office with Bush by the end of '08???


Now, today, he says that this has been in the works for some time, and it is 'time for change'?!?!

Wow, there ain't a pair of flip-flops big enough for this guy.


:lol:

Foolish Mortal
11-08-2006, 10:54 AM
Waitaminute.

didn't Bush just call a press conference last week saying that he had the utmost confidence in Rumsfeld and that Rummy would still be in office with Bush by the end of '08???


Now, today, he says that this has been in the works for some time, and it is 'time for change'?!?!

Wow, there ain't a pair of flip-flops big enough for this guy.


:lol:
Bush claimed he didn't want to talk about any plans to move out Rumsfeld because he didn't want it to effect the election campaigns.

WinterRose
11-08-2006, 11:01 AM
That van parked down the street isn't filled with perverts hunting children, Winter. Take note!

And say hi to Wally for me. He'll be the tall blonde Fed that kicks in your door.

Well no... What I just posted is still protected freedom of speech. Isn't it? We get into problems if I use that same freedom of speech to make a photoshop of that. I guess.. I hope... Oh shi-

RebootedCorpse
11-08-2006, 11:10 AM
Bush claimed he didn't want to talk about any plans to move out Rumsfeld because he didn't want it to effect the election campaigns.

I believe that's what folks call a FUCKING OUTRIGHT LIE!

Shwicaz
11-08-2006, 11:14 AM
Bush claimed he didn't want to talk about any plans to move out Rumsfeld because he didn't want it to effect the election campaigns.



Ironically enough, it could very well have been Bush's statement of support (yet again) after more folks called for Rumsfeld to step down (yet again) that effected the election...

...a whole lot more than he knew or expected.

Evan Wiener
11-08-2006, 11:28 AM
I don't get how this is being done today. Unless Rummy saw the handwriting on the wall, he obviously planned to resign several days earlier, otherwise, how'd they have a replacement lined up already? He obviously didn't want to have to negotiate issues with the Democratic Congress, or he doesn't want to be investigated.

xyzzy
11-08-2006, 11:31 AM
I don't get how this is being done today. Unless Rummy saw the handwriting on the wall, he obviously planned to resign several days earlier, otherwise, how'd they have a replacement lined up already? He obviously didn't want to have to negotiate issues with the Democratic Congress, or he doesn't want to be investigated.

I'm guessing that this has been in the pipe for a while and they held off because they thought it would be a sign of weakness going into the elections.

Evan Wiener
11-08-2006, 11:32 AM
I'm guessing that this has been in the pipe for a while and they held off because they thought it would be a sign of weakness going into the elections.

Agreed!

Modok Gas
11-08-2006, 11:41 AM
http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2006/POLITICS/11/08/rumsfeld/newt1.1510.rumsfeld.gi.jpg

Ethan Van Sciver
11-08-2006, 11:50 AM
Clearly, the first things the Dems told Bush was that Rummy needed to be removed in order to avoid some sort investigative unpleasantness. And Bush, the pussy, conceded.

RickLM
11-08-2006, 11:53 AM
Clearly, the first things the Dems told Bush was that Rummy needed to be removed in order to avoid some sort investigative unpleasantness. And Bush, the pussy, conceded.


I don't buy that scenario, but do you really think Rumsfeld should be kept on? Do you like the job he's doing?

Seems like most of the country really disagrees.

The vote was a referendum on the war, and Bush sacrificed the war's architect. It makes sense.

BriRedfern
11-08-2006, 11:58 AM
I'm guessing that this has been in the pipe for a while and they held off because they thought it would be a sign of weakness going into the elections.

I believe they had this ready and moved forward with it at some magic point after election results came in. If the Republicans had pulled out some miracle and held onto the house or senate this would not have happened. By planning on doing this today they take attention away from the democratic victories and move it onto Bush trying to take steps to "fix" the war.

The Craig
11-09-2006, 02:11 AM
Bush admits he bold-faced lied when he said Rummy would stay, now he's trying to get out of it.
INCREDIBLE!


Yes! I swear I thought I was dreaming when I heard him say that.

And where's the follow-up today?! If Clinton had lied about his high level appointments you can bet Gingrich, Lott and Limbaugh would've been demanding another impeachment and if John Kerry had even politically misdirected the press on his breakfast there'd have been Cornflake Veterans for Truth ads for weeks on end!

OMAC

Foolish Mortal
11-09-2006, 07:03 AM
Yes! I swear I thought I was dreaming when I heard him say that.

And where's the follow-up today?! If Clinton had lied about his high level appointments you can bet Gingrich, Lott and Limbaugh would've been demanding another impeachment and if John Kerry had even politically misdirected the press on his breakfast there'd have been Cornflake Veterans for Truth ads for weeks on end!

OMAC
I don't know if the Republicans would be asking for an impeachment, but the GOP pundits would be damn sure dragging Clinton over the hot coals for "lying" to the public.

And anyone who says otherwise, you are kidding yourselves.

RebootedCorpse
11-09-2006, 12:26 PM
C'ya, Ace!
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