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Old 11-08-06, 12:52 PM   #1
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Donald Rumsfeld is out.... Robert Gates (old CIA director) is up for SecDef

Rumsfeld resigned. Just heard it on the radio. http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/....ap/index.html

Robert Gates has been nominated to be the replacement.

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Old 11-08-06, 12:54 PM   #2
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CNN Breaking news banner is up.

edit- Fox too.
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Old 11-08-06, 12:54 PM   #3
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Old 11-08-06, 12:54 PM   #4
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Wow, a day after the election?
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Old 11-08-06, 12:55 PM   #5
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I really didn't expect this.
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Old 11-08-06, 12:55 PM   #6
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Old 11-08-06, 12:55 PM   #7
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it's OK, they can still subpeona him
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Old 11-08-06, 12:56 PM   #8
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Old 11-08-06, 12:56 PM   #9
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The AP is reporting that Rumsfeld will step down.

Will this obvious move by the administration satisfy the critics of the administration's Iraq policy? I doubt it.
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Old 11-08-06, 12:56 PM   #10
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Wow, Bush sure capitulated to the dems' list of demands quickly, eh?
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Old 11-08-06, 12:56 PM   #11
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Old 11-08-06, 12:57 PM   #12
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Old 11-08-06, 12:57 PM   #13
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Old 11-08-06, 12:57 PM   #14
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The AP is reporting that Rumsfeld will step down.

Will this obvious move by the administration satisfy the critics of the administration's Iraq policy? I doubt it.
No, it won't. That's not how the dems work. They'll be emboldened and try to get more admin officials out.
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Old 11-08-06, 12:59 PM   #15
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President Bush is such a flip-flopper.
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Old 11-08-06, 12:59 PM   #16
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Old 11-08-06, 01:01 PM   #17
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Robert Gates will replace Rumsfeld.
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Old 11-08-06, 01:02 PM   #18
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i think karl rove may be the first presidential advisor to actually serve out 2 administrations in the history of the US. I can't remember anyone actually serving out 8 years in one job.
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Old 11-08-06, 01:03 PM   #19
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Old 11-08-06, 01:06 PM   #20
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The AP is reporting that Rumsfeld will step down.

Will this obvious move by the administration satisfy the critics of the administration's Iraq policy? I doubt it.
The more apropos question, is,
Will *any* move by the admin satisfy the critics of the admin's Iraq policy? Doubtful. If he said "Everyone in Iraq is leaving today on the 10 PM flight", the admin would get criticized for the meal on the plane.
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Old 11-08-06, 01:07 PM   #21
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The more apropos question, is,
Will *any* move by the admin satisfy the critics of the admin's Iraq policy? Doubtful. If he said "Everyone in Iraq is leaving today on the 10 PM flight", the admin would get criticized for the meal on the plane.
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Old 11-08-06, 01:10 PM   #22
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Shouldn't this be part of the Sore Loser thread?
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Old 11-08-06, 01:14 PM   #23
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Robert Gates will replace Rumsfeld.
Wow, Wikipedia is fast:
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Dr. Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is the President of Texas A&M University and the National President of the National Eagle Scout Association. Previously he served as Director of Central Intelligence from November 6, 1991 until January 20, 1993, capping a 26-year career in the CIA and the National Security Council. On November 8, 2006, Gates was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense to replace Donald Rumsfeld. He and his wife Becky have two children.
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Old 11-08-06, 01:17 PM   #24
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I will say this -- it seems like Robert Gates is eminently qualified. Who knows... does this move signal a willingness on the part of the Bush administration to actually work with Democrats???
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Old 11-08-06, 01:24 PM   #25
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Looking forward to meeting the new boss...hope he's not the same as the old boss.
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