Don't Ask the Media Who's Winning the War
by Robert R. Eberle, Ph.D. http://www.gopusa.com/
31 March 2003
A reporter asked Secretary Rumsfeld: "Is it possible that you've miscalculated the desire of the Iraqi people to be liberated by an outside force and that because of their patriotism or nationalism, that they'll continue to resist the Americans, even after you prevail militarily?"
Secretary Rumsfeld responded, "Don't you think it's a little premature -- the question? (ed. comment: No)
The topper was a question asked to Secretary Rumsfeld about numbers of killed and wounded soldiers: "The casualty figures currently officially released by the U.S. military show 28 dead and 40 wounded. Now the proportion of wounded and dead would be -- would seem to be historically way out of skew, because the number of wounded is usually far more than the number killed in action. Is there -- can you explain why that would be, or -- and is there any effort to either unreport or underreport casualties from the battlefield?"
With that question, even the usually unflappable Don Rumsfeld was left in a stupor. He responded by saying: "Oh, my goodness! Now, you know that wouldn't be the case. There's no -- no one in this government, here or on the ground, is going to underreport what's happening. That's just terrible to think that. Even to suggest it is outrageous. Most certainly not! The facts are reported." (ed comment: the facts? Anyway, the ratio now is like 1,200:10,000:100,000(Iraqi Civilians))
But stroll along through the paths of yore to:
Kerry's Anti-War Record Discussed at White House Briefing
2/10/2004 | Jeff Gannon
JEFF GANNON (Talon News): Since there have been so many questions about what the President was doing over 30 years ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the National Guard?
but you know the quote
And in a comment:
To: Jeff Gannon
How did you get your Cahones past the metal detectors???
Yes, Jeff. How DID you get your Cahones past the White House metal detectors?