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CNN Reporting Donald Rumsfeld Is Stepping Down!  
User currently offlineCharger From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 273 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

It is being reported right now on CNN that Donald Rumsfeld has resigned.

117 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

3 words for you


About Fucking Time



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9400 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2947 times:
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Haha, well out of the 6 threads I saw that were started about this, this one had the first reply, so...

Hopefully it's true. Whoever replaces him will have a hell of a job to do.



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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3690 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2948 times:
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As a dis-heartened Republican I am very happy that this bastard is finally, leaving. My question is, why the hell didnt you leave a week ago? We could have shifted a lot of votes back to the GOP be getting your ass out of there. Thanks a lot asshole.


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User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 1):
About Fucking Time

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like the GOP is finally waking up and smelling the coffee.

As a fiscal conservative/social libertarian I was really sad to not be able to support the GOP in yesterdays election, but they had lost track and needed to refocus, hopefully we can begin to recover and have a moderate conservative government for the next election.

Small Government, low taxes, live an let live. Thats the conservative way.


User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 3):
As a dis-heartened Republican I am very happy that this bastard is finally, leaving. My question is, why the hell didn't you leave a week ago? We could have shifted a lot of votes back to the GOP be getting your ass out of there. Thanks a lot asshole.

I dont think anything could have saved our party, we need more McCain's out there, more libertarians and we need to get rid of the born again religionazis.

Rumsfeld probably felt that he was going to wait and see the outcome of the election before stepping down, I think he finally realized he was loosing his grip.

Who will replace him?

I hope its a former general, Powell? Clark?


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9400 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2902 times:
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here ya go:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15622266/

EDIT: From the article:

"Former CIA Director Robert Gates will replace him, Republican officials said."

[Edited 2006-11-08 19:04:42]


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21103 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 3):
My question is, why the hell didnt you leave a week ago? We could have shifted a lot of votes back to the GOP be getting your ass out of there.

Indeed. The timing is a bit funny. Trying to get his replacement confirmed before the Democrats take over, perhaps? But I think we can all agree that it couldn't come soon enough.

-Mir



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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Quoting Luisca (Reply 4):

As a fiscal conservative/social libertarian I was really sad to not be able to support the GOP in yesterdays election, but they had lost track and needed to refocus, hopefully we can begin to recover and have a moderate conservative government for the next election.

And who did you vote for that would have been affected by Donald Rumsfeld being SOD? Governor? Senator? Rep?

Quoting Luisca (Reply 4):
Small Government, low taxes, live an let live. Thats the conservative way.

What does any of that have to do with Rumsfeld?


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 48
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Good, one down...

Thom@s



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 3):
As a dis-heartened Republican I am very happy that this bastard is finally, leaving.

Count me in under that same description. He resigns, Dubya still gets to say he didn't fire Rummy, and perhaps someone will finally listen to the Generals when they say they need X amount of soldiers to do the damn job.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Holy shit... I wasnt expecting this one. About dammed time thou. ANC is going to be a happy camper tonight.


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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

It is great news, only if whoever is going to replace him is better than him. Then again how bad can a SecDef get???

User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

The GOP may be smelling the coffee, but the steam pressure that is building on the newly elected Democrats is building. They had better come up with some ideas and FAST, because the President is putting them on record that he IS NOW WILLING TO COMPROMISE AND WORK THRU DIFFERENCES!

Let the chips fall where they may. The ball is now in the DEMOCRATS court to either PUT UP or SHUT UP.

I'll give them two years to come up with a "better direction".

I will hold my breath. With an oxygen bottle at the ready!

Congratulations to those Democrats who got what they wanted.


BRING ON ROBERT GATES!!!!!  biggrin 



"You Can't Beat The Experience"
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21103 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 12):
Then again how bad can a SecDef get???

As Rummy proves, pretty damn bad. But at least it can't get worse.  Smile

-Mir



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

The Republicans MIGHT be able to regain some respect if the have one of their bigshots resign every week until November 2008.

Next week...Cheney.  Wink

Mark


User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5225 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

Best news I've had all week. Adios Rummy!!!


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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

It's about time! I support the war in Iraq, however, he was not the man to lead it. Hopefully this will bring some new ideas and further progress in Iraq.

User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 1):
About Fucking Time

This is *exactly* what I said, just before I read your post.

Man, he's got a deer-in-the-headlights look right now in his press conference, and they're not throwing him softballs to answer, either. Yikes.

This administration is a train wreck about to happen


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2790 times:
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Are you all watching the presidential news conference? Did you notice the networks (or government) bleeping out several of Bush's words?



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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2771 times:



User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

the bbc doesnt seem to be bleeping

bush is not coming off friendly in this.



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User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 8):
Quoting Luisca (Reply 4):

As a fiscal conservative/social libertarian I was really sad to not be able to support the GOP in yesterdays election, but they had lost track and needed to refocus, hopefully we can begin to recover and have a moderate conservative government for the next election.

And who did you vote for that would have been affected by Donald Rumsfeld being SOD? Governor? Senator? Rep?

I'm not saying it would have affected, but the party I have supported in the past has been taken over by a band of born again lunatics that are betraying conservative values and spending our money in another country that doesn't even want our help. Rummie leaving COULD mean that the GOP is finally waking up and people like McCain and more moderates are going to prevail.

I supported Democrats but I dont believe in liberals, I just wanted a change in direction.

Quoting Queso (Reply 8):
Quoting Luisca (Reply 4):
Small Government, low taxes, live an let live. Thats the conservative way.

What does any of that have to do with Rumsfeld?

Again nothing, that for me sums up what republicans should be about, and they are clearly not following those principles, in stead of trying to decide who you go to bed with at night they should focus on cutting government spending and building up the US economy.

In conclusion QUESO, what I am saying is that I feel that rummie leaving is the beginning of the end of Ultra Born again conservatism in the GOP and we will begin to see a throwback to more Goldwater type republicanism.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

I turned on BBC when I got home and there he was, the Ebil One himself, confirming Donald Rumsfeld's "resignation" (for which read "...and the horse you rode in on !"). I just had to log on to see if ANCFlyer was doing the Myposian Squirrel-Dance of Joy  Smile

He's actually being quite good-humoured about the election result - calling it "cumulatively speaking, a thumping". Er, yeah. Maybe he'll get the message now, and try to be a little more accomodating to average people's concerns.


User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 43
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 19):
Are you all watching the presidential news conference? Did you notice the networks (or government) bleeping out several of Bush's words?

Oh wow. After the question where the reporter quoted Pelosi as saying the President was "incompetent" among other unflattering things, he started rambling on and on. I can just see Tony Snow sitting backstage right now with his head in his hands. He's probably muttering quietly, "Just shut the f--k up!"


25 Post contains images 9V : Indeed.
26 AGM100 : Got any ? Ideas that is?? Short of sending in 500K troops in the beginning , and implementing Marshall law what could have been different ? The progr
27 AsstChiefMark : CBS and ABC seem to be running a it with a very long delay. I don't know why they'd do that, unless they're afraid Bush is so pissed off that he'll l
28 Post contains images BigOrange : and two pr*cks to go! I thought he'd be a hard a** and stick it out until the end!
29 Solarix : I'm watching the raw feed off the satellite. I have not heard him say anything worth bleeping out.
30 Scbriml : I'll see your three, and raise you one. Too little, too late.
31 Frequentflyer : 100% agreement here Unfortunately, I agree 100% here too Rumsfeld was the architect of a War that went sour for lack of planning. That precipitated t
32 9V : Forget Rumsfeld, why doesn't Bush stand down?!
33 Post contains links and images Scbriml : From the BBC's report: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6130296.stm Now that's something I would have like to have heard.
34 STLGph : About time! Hooray! Sorry, but his resignation a week ago wouldn't have changed votes back to the GOP. The whole Iraq mess is too far involved to be j
35 AerospaceFan : The vitriol against the President here is difficult to fathom. Because of the extremism of leftists, the Democrats lost against Sen. Lieberman in Conn
36 Post contains images Klaus : I missed the beginning of the press conference... at least by now, GWB is just rambling incoherently... it's embarrassing...! Will I miss Rumsfeld? Um
37 Cedars747 : The announcement by Bush follows a major victory by the Democratic party in US midterm elections on Tuesday, fuelled in part by voter anger over the w
38 AirTran737 : I disagree. Many people most likely voted based on a negative opinion of the situation in Iraq. Had Rummy left last week the GOP could have spun it t
39 Post contains images Clipperhawaii : When you watch the Presidents news conference you can see his graciousness. Especially about Rep. Palosi. Very gracious. Bush was VERY in charge in th
40 JGPH1A : (Scene: The Oval Office - early evening. Discovered GWB, seated at his desk, Don Rumsfeld kneeling on the carpet, weeping) Don: PLEAASSEEE don't fire
41 Bushpilot : DING DONG THE WITCH IT DEAD! Only because the American voters have been forcing thier heads into it, nearly drowning them with it. You know, the Iraqi
42 STLGph : Keep cheerleading the pity party all you want to, but things just don't happen like that overnight.
43 Post contains images Scbriml : Earth calling AerospaceFan, your medication is ready now.
44 AerospaceFan : I'm reasonably certain that this did not happen.
45 Post contains images Klaus : After five-plus years of Karl Rove as the grand master of ethics in the Bush camp? After five-plus years of an imperial and outright hostile foreign
46 Gunsontheroof : I went to CNN's site right when the story broke. I'm still a bit shocked. Pretty much.
47 Post contains images Clipperhawaii : No it's not. When you think of the source, malcontents and foreigners, it does not surprise me one bit. Especially the foreigners. 2 more years. Mayb
48 AerospaceFan : It's strange that people keep on reciting the Mantra of Karl Rove (soon to be a Dixie Chicks albums?), and yet fail to notice that it's people like S
49 Post contains images Scbriml : Please man, just take a day off!
50 Post contains images Cedars747 : The Three Musketeers - one = The two Musketeers Alex!!!
51 JGPH1A : It should have. 3 years ago.
52 Post contains images KaiGywer : He's enjoying himself on a plane until 4PM Alaska time
53 AerospaceFan : No, in that case, there are still three of them. You forgot the Vice President.
54 Post contains images Klaus : Yep. We're just evil. And Iraqis are in your reality still throwing flowers, not explosives. Unfortunately your reality has checked out a long time a
55 Post contains images Clipperhawaii : Of course Klaus, you took just a few minutes to prove me right.
56 ME AVN FAN : Nonsense. Iraq is, in spite of its own "government", under defacto US-rule why ? But, whenever most people now present matters as if GWB sacked Mr Ru
57 AGM100 : Bush Pilot I know you stick to your guns on that fact. I guess I hear that reiterated often , but know one ever finishes the story. How could it have
58 AerospaceFan : I'd like to know just what victories European leftists have won in the last, say... actually, in the history of time. (Keep in mind the view that wha
59 AirTran737 : They do. The average person is an idiot and will believe what they are told. It's human nature to follow the crowd, and it would have happened. Rummy
60 Cedars747 : Yup......anyways not for a long time ! Alex!!!
61 JGPH1A : Expect general woohoo-ing from whichever UA hub he's passing through en-route, when he gets a look at the overhead CNN monitors.
62 Gunsontheroof : Funny how that works, eh? He wasn't much interested in compromise when he had both houses of congress backing him up for the last six years... Make n
63 Cadet57 : Im reasonably certain he was making a joke.
64 AerospaceFan : Two years could be a long time. Think about it: Without having a midterm to worry about, the President could very well decide to toughen up on Iran,
65 Post contains images Solnabo : Yesssss...at last!!! Dummy Rummy is going going...gone. Who´s next in the Rep. list? Micke//            [Edited 2006-11-08 20:11:49]
66 Klaus : Your post above might matter if you and your co-ideologues had anything to show for five-plus years of extremism except disappointment, chaos and fai
67 Post contains images 9V : Another crap photoshop.
68 AerospaceFan : Nah, no need to wait. Both you and I can remember the days of European protests against IRBM's in Europe, just as an example. It was apparently okay
69 Post contains images Rammstein : Bye Bye Rummy And this is for ANC when he will join the a.net fest
70 Post contains images Cedars747 : Let's hope for the best and I am not sure I can survive another Bush era Alex!!!
71 JGPH1A : Let's see - if we consider that, in your opinion, anyone to the left of Ghengis Khan is a commie-pinko, that would mean that all European politicians
72 Post contains links Columba : I would comment on how silly the reaction of the Republicans was on that stupid little joke. But I better leave that to Mr.John Stewart: http://www.c
73 Frequentflyer : Aero you... are going a bit too fast here. Do not forget that a French Socialist President went to the Bundestag in Bonn in 1983 to defend the instal
74 Falcon84 : You're joking, right? I know he's YOUR hero, but why is it difficult when 95% of the world loathes the man? You're lost, mate. Truly lost.
75 Post contains images Gunsontheroof : Quite frankly, we in the U.S. (those on the "left" included) could stand to take a page from the European playbook.
76 Post contains images KaiGywer : You won't have to. As has been pointed out countless times before, Bush can not be re-elected. Quit beating a dead horse:
77 Post contains links and images Klaus : Oh boy. Maybe you actually don't realize how far off you are. You really remind me of the Black Knight in Monty Python's Holy Grail:
78 Post contains images Cedars747 : Ahhhhhh.........Thanks a lot KaiGywer,I feel better now Alex!!!
79 Thom@s : I hear Dick is out hunting again though, so they probably won't be 3 for that long... Thom@s
80 Bushpilot : I do and Ill lay out why IMO. This isnt specifically to Rummy, but the entire war being handled. I will lay blame with several players. A. Not having
81 Post contains images QR332 : Goodbye Dumsfeld! Now there's someone that won't be missed by many...
82 Cedars747 : That would be nice....one after one until they became history.The world wont miss them.....the world use to be safer without them ! Alex!!!
83 AerospaceFan : I doubt you speak for the entire world, Cedars.
84 Cedars747 : I hope yes ,for the safety of the planet Earth. Alex!!!
85 Gunsontheroof : True as that may be, I don't think you can make an effective argument against his underlying point...unless of course you can provide us with some st
86 F9Animal : No way. I can't believe you would use that kind of thinking on this. How about: Thank Fucking God!! Now if Bush, Rice, and the rest of his crew would
87 Post contains images Halls120 :
88 SlamClick : Door... Ass... Way out! Fill in as needed. What is really incomprehensible is the timing. Two days too late to save the Party this time 'round. It is
89 Post contains images OlegShv : Blame democrats for that
90 AerospaceFan : Why stop there? Why not ask if Hitler could? It's seems shocking that so many people hate the Administration, some more than they seem to hate our en
91 AGM100 : He would , because their would not be any opposition . Thats one of the great side effects of a dictatorship,dead men do not really offer much opposi
92 Klaus : Not that I'd second the sentiment above, but simply ask yourself who has done more damage to the USA: Saddam Hussein in Iraq or George W. Bush in the
93 AirTran737 : I love how all the Euros feel entitled to complain about America. If you hate the way America is so much then come and get your citizenship, cast a vo
94 Post contains images Thom@s : Americans in a nutshell? Thom@s
95 AirTran737 : If you cast a vote, then you have a significance.
96 Boeing Nut : The war in Ididitfordaddystan says it all. At any rate, this is just excellent news for more than just the war in Iraq. I couldn't help but yell out
97 AirCop : Get a grip, if George didn't have Bush as his last name, he would be selling insurance somewhere in West Texas. So the next SOD will be Robert Gates,
98 Post contains images BigOrange : I don't think the democrats will lie to the people and lead us into a war where the only winners are the people who run the companies that got all th
99 Post contains images Thom@s : I know what you meant, I just thought it sounded like the message was "Europeans have oppinions on America? Well that doesn't matter, they are of no
100 Texdravid : This is a first step towards sanity, not the end-all or be-all. Iraq is the failure of more than one man, it is the failure of Rumsfeld, Cheney and mo
101 Rammstein : I wonder what is the reaction of the US troops in Iraq after this news... any info?
102 AGM100 : A. Not having buy in from key regional allies. Specifically the Saudi's and Turkey. They have not offered any support to speak of. Not in rebuilding o
103 Post contains images Boeing4ever : ANCFlyer must be getting shitfaced right about now... lol B4e-Forever New Frontiers
104 Post contains images Turbo7x7 : EXACTLY! How does Saddam's power, or lack of in Iraq affect me directly? Before and after Operation Iraqi Freedom, the answer was the same: negligibl
105 QANTAS077 : reminds me a quote from Paul Bremer..."We got him" well we didn't but the US public did. i wish i was in company of Pep right now, he'd be wettin his
106 DavestanKSAN : It's about time. I couldn't believe the headline when I read it. Seems like President Bush had an "oh shit" moment. Dave
107 QANTASforever : I think you'll find this is in relation to immigration reform, Bush isn't prepared to compromise on everything. QFF
108 Post contains images VonRichtofen : I bet this news just made ANCflyers day
109 Texasaggie : Robert Gates, whom Bush has nominated to replace Rumsfeld, is the president of my university. We were all completely shocked today to hear this. He ha
110 Post contains images Scbriml : Well, it's the US's war. Sadly, our own wannabe shrub-clone decided to go along for the ride in the hope of some reflected glory. I also suspect that
111 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Too damn late IMO, but, better late than never. Well, as I've said before, aside from Les Aspin (who wasn't around long enough to do anything really)
112 Tootallsd : I am not a conservative and am very happy with Tuesday's results. Your party has lost its way for a long while if you feel like these are the hallmar
113 Clipperhawaii : I am reminded of the quote, "Be careful of what you wish for". I have a feeling that people who are happy about the replacing of Donald Rumsfeld will
114 ME AVN FAN : be careful about such things ! Jeb Bush has just quit the post of governor of Florida and now is free for further challenges ! you never know ! - The
115 AerospaceFan : That doesn't explain why people despise this President. I have my own theories as to why, incidentally.
116 DavestanKSAN : Well President Bush didn't know Rumsfeld was stepping down because he hadn't talked to his replacement....or potential replacement. Wait what? Had the
117 Halls120 : Yes. This "resignation" was in the works for a long time.
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