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DADDY WARBUCKS
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Rumsfeld Slammed for 'Christmas' Wish to Troops
Scrapple Face ^ | 12/24/04 | Scott Ott

In another act that raised questions about whether Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is sensitive enough to lead U.S. war efforts, the embattled Pentagon chief visited troops in Iraq today in order to wish them a so-called "Merry Christmas."

"This is like salt in the wound," said an unnamed senate aide. "Rumsfeld clearly doesn't want our troops to have 'happy holidays' or even 'lucky winter.' He insists on bludgeoning them, in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, with 'Merry Christmas' greetings. It's a bigoted attempt to impose his religious views on his subordinates."

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said a suit may be filed as early as Monday against Mr. Rumsfeld by its subsidiary, the American Military Liberties Union (AMLU), claiming that he used taxpayer funds in the 'Merry Christmas' wishing, thereby violating the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution.

An ACLU spokesman said the AMLU would have filed the suit today, but much of its staff is off for the Christmas holiday.

Asked to respond to critics, Mr. Rumsfeld said, "Christmas commemorates how God made the ultimate sacrifice by sending his only son to save the world through his suffering and death. I think even our troops who are not Christians can relate to that."
 

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Man..........the ACLU has lost it. These people are completely nutz.:pissed:
 

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Man..........the ACLU has lost it. These people are completely nutz.:pissed:
Lost it? When did they ever have it? Bunch of weirdos IMO.
 

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It's a combination of the worthless ACLU and a bunch of crybaby Democraps that still aren't over Bush thumpin Kerry's butt. If asked for a comment by the lefty press, Rummy should tell em something like "get a life you friggin losers". And then just turn around and walk away.
 

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I think this is satire but it does show how bad things have gotten since it is increasingly hard to detect the difference.
 

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I think this is satire but it does show how bad things have gotten since it is increasingly hard to detect the difference.
Very true. I've read news articles that I was convinced was really satire, but later found out it was true. Of course ya can't believe much you hear in the news anyway to not be heavily slanted from the actual truth.
 

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Rumsfeld Failed to Lick Stamps on GI Death Letters
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(2004-12-20) -- Forensic DNA testing has revealed that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld did not personally lick postage stamps on letters to families of troops killed in Iraq.

"We're still looking for a positive DNA match on the stamp saliva," said an aide to Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-NE. "We've asked to swab the cheeks of dozens of Pentagon office staffers."

This new evidence of Mr. Rumsfeld's psychological detachment from the war in Iraq follows his admission that letters he wrote to families of soldiers and Marines included a facsimile of his signature, rather than a unique one done with his own hand each time.

Mr. Hagel could not be reached for comment, the aide said, because "the senator is busy handwriting a news release on the topic."
 

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Rumsfeld Failed to Lick Stamps on GI Death Letters
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Hahaha........good one.:rofl:
 

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This one is real....not satire.


Friendlier Questions for Rumsfeld This Trip

The questions from the troops for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld were considerably more friendly on his Christmas Eve visit to Iraq than they were on his previous trip to the region a couple of weeks ago.

"How do we win the war in the media?" asked one soldier in Mosul. Another soldier in Tikrit wondered why there is not more coverage of reconstruction efforts going on in the country.

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"I guess what's news has to be bad news to get on the press," Rumsfeld responded to the first question - after supposing, with a big grin, "that does not sound like a question that was planted by the press."
"I think the American people get it," he responded to the second. "I agree with you, I wish it was possible that more of the good works you're doing here ... were considered newsworthy and were reported in a way that people would understand the progress that is being made, and it is being made because of you," he told the woman in Tikrit.

But he said in Mosul that the full picture "gets through eventually" and that "people do understand the acts of kindness and that large parts of the country are peaceful."

"We are a great country and we can benefit from having a free press," said Rumsfeld. "From time to time people can be concerned about it, but look where we've come as a country because we do have a free press."

He said he has great confidence "in the center of gravity" of the American people to sort through all the coverage to come to their own conclusions, but that "what hurts most" is "vicious" misrepresentations by the Arab media.

Two weeks ago at a forward base in Kuwait, a handful of soldiers openly challenged him about inadequate equipment and long deployments.

Rumsfeld cut off their complaints by saying, "You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have." That set off a wave of criticism of the defense chief's brusque manner.

It was disclosed later that a question about inadequate armor on some vehicles was arranged in advance by a reporter.
 
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