By Gina Burgess


Well, the votes are in and there’s no dangling chads or dimpled cards.  The Democrats have the House and the Senate.  Okay, so what’s next?  Do they have a plan?  Haven’t heard one.


Rumsfeld is a sacrifice to appease the ravening lions of the left.  So, the guy’s resignation is finally accepted (he tried twice to resign).  He was not fired as some have reported.  “He appreciates the value of bringing in a fresh perspective.”  Okay,  so what’s the change?


If anybody is advocating that our boys withdraw from Iraq, I have one question… Are you crazy?  After all this time and all that blood shed are the Democrats just going to pack up all the toys and go home like some spoiled brat that didn’t get his way?  How could we possibly leave all those innocent Iraqis over there to suffer at the hands of the extremists and terrorists?  


Democrat Representative Ike Skelton, who is expected to chair the House armed services committee next year, said Mr Rumsfeld’s resignation “presents an important opportunity for our country to begin a new policy direction in Iraq and in the war on terrorism”.


Who actually thinks that it was Rumsfeld that was setting the policy over there?  If you had been watching Bush in any of his speeches you would know beyond doubt he was adamant to stay and to win that war.  He still is.  But, besides all that.  Rumsfeld was one of the guys that you knew where he stood.  He was vocal and he was tough and he had both eyes open.  He was the one that asked the question, “Can folks really think that free countries can negotiate a separate peace with terrorists?”  

Donald Rumsfeld said some caustic things and he said some charming things… I leave you with two…

“Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”
“Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.”
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Gina Burgess is the editor of The Tensas Gazette and a redactor for internet marketing company.  She is a columnist for Live As and a site admin for  Visit her blog at Refreshment In Refuge.



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