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Rumsfeld Almost Moved To Tears Over Turning Over Iraqi Oil

Reported by Donna - February 16, 2006

On the day that the Bush Administration asked Congress for 72 billion dollars in the form of a supplemental request for the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, foreign aid and anti terrorism efforts, Fox said that Donald Rumsfeld responded to lawmakers who were critical of how Iraq is fought and how the administration plan is moving forward for it's end plan there.

Did we see what the critics concerns were? No. Did we see Rumsfeld's response? Of course.

On Studio B with Shepard Smith, Bret Baier covered the segment on Rumsfeld's visit to Congress. As noted, no lawmakers remarks were included, but an emotional Donald Rumsfeld (with his fist beating on the table once again) was allowed these exuberant remarks.

Donald Rumsfeld: Are we gonna end up with something that we stand back and look at and say, 'Gee, that's a pretty picture?' No! It's gonna be an Iraqi picture! It's not gonna be an American picture! (Starts beating his fist on the table) But, it's gonna get done and, and, the idea of the alternative, of turning that country with that water, and that oil, over to terrorists, to Zarqawi type people that are out beheading people. (pause) I think that the thought of that is just fundementally unacceptable.

Comments: Fox went for the dramatic, not offering up any of the questions that the lawmakers had but giving Rumsfeld full reign over the issue. I wish you all could have seen it, when Rumsfeld was talking about "of turning that country with that water and that oil...", I swear he almost had tears in his eyes, the thought of letting go of that oil -- it was just too much for him.

As for pulling out the beheading remark again, last time I looked I thought I saw public beheadings going on in Saudi Arabia, but we're not too concerned about them now, are we?

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