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  •  You say that the SecDef has limited power (2+ / 0-)
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    annieli, davidincleveland

    to set policy? Didn't Rumsfeld have a lot more power than that? Did that occur because of the neutering of State under Powell and later Rice? Or was it because of his close association with President Cheney, whose ideas he was extremely in line with?

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 06:21:52 PM PST

    •  Rumsfeld surely did a lot of damage (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't believe he was the instigator, do you? I though fingers pointed at Wolfovitz, Cheney and a handful of other neocons who were jonesing for Saddam Hussein since the first cabinet meeting.

      "The marriage fight is over when we say it's over, and it's over when we win."—Dan Savage

      by Scott Wooledge on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 07:30:18 PM PST

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