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Robert Gates to be named Secretary of Defense
Perdogg

Posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:53 AM PST by Perdogg

Per AP


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1 posted on 11/08/2006 9:58:54 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Who?


2 posted on 11/08/2006 9:59:22 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Liberals: People whose relationship to reality appears to be somewhat tenuous.)
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To: Perdogg

Is he an ASecDef?


3 posted on 11/08/2006 9:59:31 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Keith in Iowa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates


4 posted on 11/08/2006 9:59:50 AM PST by Perdogg (Democratic Party - The political wing of Al Qaida)
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To: Perdogg

Too little, too late. I'll miss the Rummy poetry.


5 posted on 11/08/2006 10:00:26 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (I'm not paranoid. But everyone thinks I am.)
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To: Perdogg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates

That was fast.


6 posted on 11/08/2006 10:00:26 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: Perdogg

Dr. Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is the 22nd and current United States Secretary of Defense. His term of office began Novermber 8th, 2006 under President George W. Bush. Previous to that office, 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. Immediately before being named as Secretary of Defense, he was the President of Texas A&M University and the National President of the National Eagle Scout Association. He and his wife Becky have two children.


7 posted on 11/08/2006 10:00:47 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading the article since 2004)
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To: Keith in Iowa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates

Dr. Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is the 22nd and current United States Secretary of Defense. His term of office began Novermber 8th, 2006 under President George W. Bush. Previous to that office, 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. Immediately before being named as Secretary of Defense, he was the President of Texas A&M University and the National President of the National Eagle Scout Association. He and his wife Becky have two children.

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wiki has him appointed and confirmed already!


8 posted on 11/08/2006 10:01:03 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Liberals: People whose relationship to reality appears to be somewhat tenuous.)
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To: Perdogg
My first thought? That line from John Hurt's cameo in Spaceballs...
9 posted on 11/08/2006 10:01:38 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Perdogg

Wikepedia is already calling gates the "22nd secretary of defense" and is already calling rumsfeld the "former".


10 posted on 11/08/2006 10:01:46 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (Funny, but I don't remember pressing 1 for English in 1994.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Rumsfeld needs to write his memoires.


11 posted on 11/08/2006 10:01:50 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Perdogg

Interesting first quote.


12 posted on 11/08/2006 10:02:03 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Perdogg

That's very sad....he will be missed and all the nasties will be very happy.

Rummy is great.


13 posted on 11/08/2006 10:02:09 AM PST by crazycat
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To: Perdogg; pinz-n-needlez; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; ...

who the hell is he??


14 posted on 11/08/2006 10:02:14 AM PST by Mo1 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 2 heart beats away from the Presidency)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Former CIA head; Bush 41.


15 posted on 11/08/2006 10:02:24 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Perdogg

With the new Congress, I think they will accept nothing less than Sean Penn for SecDef.


16 posted on 11/08/2006 10:02:46 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Perdogg; Aggie Mama

HAHAHAH GiG EM!!!!


17 posted on 11/08/2006 10:02:51 AM PST by Texaggie79 (www.cannonblodder.com)
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To: Perdogg

The Neo Isolationist "Realists" are back from Bush 1. Perpare to surrender the War on Islamic Facisim.


18 posted on 11/08/2006 10:02:53 AM PST by MNJohnnie (The Democrat Party: Hard on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism!)
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To: Perdogg

I must say...if Rumsfeld was going to go anyway, why couldn't it have been BEFORE the election? That might've made a difference.


19 posted on 11/08/2006 10:03:01 AM PST by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: rightinthemiddle

It was obviously pre-planned. I'm surprised it did not leak, considering that Gates is former CIA.


20 posted on 11/08/2006 10:03:02 AM PST by Brilliant
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