Sunday, December 17, 2006

So glad the White House isn't in denial ....


Donald Rumsfeld urged the United States not to retreat from the agonies of combat.

Donald Rumsfeld urged the United States not to retreat from the agonies and ugliness of combat. (Reuters)

Cheney calls Rumsfeld 'finest US defence secretary'

United States Vice President Dick Cheney says Donald Rumsfeld is the finest defence secretary in US history.

Soldiers and politicians have gathered at the Pentagon to farewell Mr Rumsfeld in a colourful military ceremony.

US President George W Bush has called Mr Rumsfeld a skilled public servant and leader.

"This man knows how to lead and he did, and the country is better off for it," Mr Bush declared at Friday's ceremony.

"In every decision Don Rumsfeld made over the past six years, he always put the troops first. And the troops in the field knew it."

Mr Cheney, a long-time friend and associate of Rumsfeld, went even further with the praise.

"Donald Rumsfeld is seen as one of the architects of the unpopular war in Iraq and his legacy will be fiercely debated," he said.

"I believe the record speaks for itself - Don Rumsfeld is the finest secretary of defence this nation has ever had."

Mr Rumsfeld resigned after the Republicans lost control of congress in the mid-term elections.

-- ABC News

These goobers don't just spin the fantasy, they live it.

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