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2006-05-09 17:46:09

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday acknowledged a past disagreement with Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden but backed the nominee to head the CIA while ridiculing the notion of a Pentagon "power grab" over intelligence functions. President George W. Bush nominated Hayden to the post on Monday, picking an active-duty military officer to head the civilian Central Intelligence Agency to replace Porter Goss, who resigned last week under...

2006-05-08 10:59:18

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Monday it was putting off next month's scheduled deployment of a Germany-based Army brigade of about 3,500 soldiers to Iraq, as officials pondered a broader cut in the U.S. force. The unit involved is the 2nd brigade of the Army's 1st Infantry Division, the Pentagon said. The United States currently has about 133,000 troops in Iraq. Bryan Whitman, a senior Pentagon spokesman, said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Army...

2006-05-07 12:58:37

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said he would like to close the U.S.-run prison at Guantanamo Bay -- a step urged by several U.S. allies -- but was awaiting a Supreme Court ruling on how suspects held there might be tried. "Of course Guantanamo is a delicate issue for people. I would like to close the camp and put the prisoners on trial," Bush said in comments to German television to be broadcast on Sunday night. The interview was recorded last week....

2006-05-06 20:43:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has delayed deployment of an Army combat brigade to Iraq, but that is not necessarily a sign of a pending drawdown of troops from Iraq, a U.S. government official said on Saturday. The U.S. Army's 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, which included 3,500 soldiers and is based in Germany, had been due to go to Iraq this month, but it was being "held in place" for now, said the official, who asked not to be named. However that decision should not be...

2006-05-04 17:46:32

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld faced tough questions and hecklers during a stormy speech in Atlanta on Thursday, with a former CIA analyst accusing him of lying his way into the Iraq war. Rumsfeld, an unyielding defender of the war, denied lying. He told an audience at the Southern Center for International Studies that the Bush administration gave an "honest opinion" that prewar Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. "I would like to ask you...

2006-05-03 17:14:16

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Wednesday he expects recommendations from U.S. commanders in Iraq on possible troop cuts sometime after Iraq's cabinet is named, a development expected in the coming weeks. Rumsfeld, addressing reporters along with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after briefing U.S. lawmakers on Iraq, reiterated his expectation for reducing the 133,000-strong U.S. force in Iraq, but did not mention specific numbers or...

2006-04-28 15:21:25

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - During his visit this week to Baghdad, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was asked by a reporter what the United States must do to defuse the threat posed by militias in igniting sectarian violence. "I guess the first thing I have to say is we don't (have to), the Iraqis do," Rumsfeld said. "It's their country," Rumsfeld said. "It's a sovereign country. This is not a government that has an 'interim' in front of it or a 'transition' in front of...

2006-04-26 04:32:51

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unscheduled visit to Baghdad on Wednedsay just after Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Baghdad in a show of support for Iraq's new leadership. Rice arrived on a military plane from Turkey, breaking off from a tour of several European countries.

2006-04-26 03:12:57

By Will Dunham BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Iraq said on Wednesday he remained on track to recommend cutting U.S. troop levels this year as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld visited to show American support for Iraq's new leader. Rumsfeld flew into Baghdad unannounced aboard a C-17 military cargo plane for his first trip to Iraq since December, and held meetings with General George Casey, the U.S. commander. Rumsfeld said he also would meet Prime Minister-designate...

2006-04-26 02:05:47

By Will Dunham BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld flew in to Baghdad on Wednesday, dispatched by President George W. Bush to show support for Iraq's new prime minister in his efforts to form a unity government. Heavy security measures snarled traffic around the capital. Police sources said this was partly because of Rumsfeld's visit and partly following an unprecedented video message from al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, warning of new attacks....


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2013-09-05 08:02:45

Reptilians are depicted as reptile humanoid creatures that are used in science fiction, ufology, and in conspiracy theories. Sometimes reptilians are also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians. One of the first alleged contacts with a reptilian occurred in 1967 in Ashland, Nebraska. Police officer Herbert Schirmer claimed to have been abducted and taken aboard a UFO by reptile-like humanoids that had a winged serpent emblem on the left side of their chests. David Icke, a British...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'