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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The SecDef should be more worried about his boots on the ground and the overall strategy.
    Let's see. Why did we send our troops to the region?

    "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him."
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    For you to think that Rumsfeld should be sitting in his office waiting for blow by blow report only about bin Laden is silly and/or disingenuous.
    But didn't President Bush say that "THE most important thing" we must do is find bin Laden? Didn't he say it was our "number one priority?"

    If Rumsfeld ignored the President's prime directive (and it seems pretty clear he did) he should have been removed from office immediately following the Torabora screwup.






    Of course, we know now that putting bin Laden out of business never really was the president's number one priority. It's been documented that Bush had a giant hard on for Saddam Hussein and wanted to invade Iraq since well before 9/11.

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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    some repubs make a lot of excuses. pull up those straps, repubs.

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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    How, exactly, DID Bush let OBL 'get away' at TB?
    He didn't go there directly and arrest him in person?
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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    By Barton Gellman and Thomas E. Ricks
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Wednesday, April 17, 2002; Page A01

    The Bush administration has concluded that Osama bin Laden was present during the battle for Tora Bora late last year and that failure to commit U.S. ground troops to hunt him was its gravest error in the war against al Qaeda, according to civilian and military officials with first-hand knowledge.

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    Re: Donald Rumsfeld blamed for failing to kill cornered Osama bin Laden

    bush was the commander in chief at the time. and he claimed to be a war president. and his own administration says it was the administration's fault apparently.

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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    Quote Originally Posted by scottsoperson View Post
    By Barton Gellman and Thomas E. Ricks
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Wednesday, April 17, 2002; Page A01

    The Bush administration has concluded that Osama bin Laden was present during the battle for Tora Bora late last year and that failure to commit U.S. ground troops to hunt him was its gravest error in the war against al Qaeda, according to civilian and military officials with first-hand knowledge.
    That 20/20 hindsight is really something..... let me know when you can turn it into 20/20 foresight, and we can clean up at the roulette table.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    The notion that a person born of a foreign father with dual US and British citizenship could be a Natural Born Citizen is as strange as a women with three children claiming to be a virgin.

    are you a birthernut?

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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    That 20/20 hindsight is really something..... let me know when you can turn it into 20/20 foresight, and we can clean up at the roulette table.

    well, bush knew that osama did 911. they knew osama was in tora bora. they knew the warlords should not be trusted.

    the bank robber knew he might get caught. well, he didn't know for sure so we can't hold him accountable.

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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    Quote Originally Posted by scottsoperson View Post
    The notion that a person born of a foreign father with dual US and British citizenship could be a Natural Born Citizen is as strange as a women with three children claiming to be a virgin.

    are you a birthernut?
    Are you some uninformed anti-birther?

    You will notice that my sig says nothing about Barry's birth place..... right?
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Oh God...A "Truth"er
    wow you are so intelligent !

    you figured it out eh ?

    wow you get a candy now.

    NOT.

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