AP Rehash of AP lie

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    Recall the original thread here discussing the story of Rumsfeld in the field answering a soldiers question about the 'shortage' of up-armored humvees.

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15630

    {Now knowing his unit was already around 95% equiped with armor kits dispels the idea of there being a shortage. And we also know now the question was planted by a reporter.}

    However, the idea A.P. conveyed was that Rumsfeld is to have answered brusquely that "You go to war with the army you have."

    My answer to that story then was:

    After A.P.'s contrived press release it was no coincidence that there was a call for his dismissal from various members of the House. It makes you wonder just how closely are the Democrats working with the media?

    Now after Rummys yesterday visit to Iraq, this latest A.P. story here has struck me with disbelief over their lack of shame, which must still exceed the amount of intelligence of its believing audience.

    The specific aspect of the report is;

    http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=317421&category=&BCCode=&newsdate=12/24/2004

    That's just asinine. He didn't 'cut off' any such question. In fact here is the entire text and not just A.P. lameass attempt to describe the response in their Rumsfeld hating minds.

    http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2004/tr20041208-secdef1761.html

    Instead of 'cutting off' the soldier he asked him to repeat the question, and then spend a good deal of time explaining why the issue was important and how it was being solved. And in the process recieved laughter and applause.

    THIS IS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT STORY THAN A.P. MADE IT OUT TO BE.

    And yet A.P. has the gall to repeat it's lie once more, well after its original report has been discredited.

    Of course it's obvious the strategy of defamation by the left has shifted away from Bush, who they cannot remove, to Rumsfeld, who could still be dismissed if they were able to turn pulic opinion against him enough. They will do this by attacking him with such 'reporting' bordering on outright libel.

    However, from our position online, it's so easy to expose such sycophants now, and become the conduits of truth. Go forth, observe future A.P. articles, and tell others of their crass manipulation of the print media.
     
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    its not just attacking rumsfield, its attacking the entire war effort and discrediting it
     

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