Weapons of Mass Delusion

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    Tuesday April 18, 5:06 AM

    Rumsfeld says of resignation calls 'This too will pass'

    US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dismissed calls for his resignation by a group of retired generals, telling conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh that "this too will pass."

    Rumsfeld made no direct reference during the live interview with Limbaugh to the six retired generals who called for his resignation, but he suggested that his defence has only begun.

    "You know, this, too, will pass," he said when Limbaugh asked him how it felt to go from sex symbol to having "practically the entire media jump on the case of these six generals demanding your ouster?"

    "I think about it, and I must say, there's always two sides to these things, and the sharper the criticism comes, sometimes the sharper the defence comes from people who don't agree with the critics," Rumsfeld said.

    Rumsfeld said he was pleased to see other retired generals step up to defend him.

    They included retired general Richard Myers, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; retired general Tommy Franks, the commander of the 2003 invasion of Iraq; retired lieutenant general Michael DeLong, Franks's former deputy at the US Central Command; and retired admiral Vernon Clark, the former chief of naval operations.

    Asked why he was being attacked now, Rumsfeld said he did not know. "I can't climb into other people's minds," he said.

    "I was amused that admiral Vern Clark said 'Yes, he is tough and these are tough times and we need people in government who are tough-minded."

    "So I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder," he added.

    (guess that mass e-mail from the Pentagon over the weekend worked) :bye1:
     
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    Where are the weapons of 'mass delusion' you refer to?
     
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    Rumsfeld’s and Limpdick’s egos?
     
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    You are every bit of the twit you alluded to.
     
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    That "mass e-mail" couldn't possibly compete with the mass MEDIA selling these Monday Morning QB generals as gospel.
     
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    I'm making pizza dough right this minute. :)
     
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    Limpdick? I know this is not refering to the President. It can't be. There is no way a veteran would ever refer to the Commander-in-Chief as "Limpdick."
     
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    You and DF remind me of good cop and bad cop. Laurel and Hardy. Cute.
     
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    6 have an issue with the Sec. This number is so pityful I am not even going to get out my calculator to figure what percentage of 1% that comes to.

    Next!
     
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    Thanks. It just burns my ass when anyone disrespects a sitting President like he does.
     

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