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crawdaddio
07-20-2004, 09:44 PM
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ST. LOUIS—An attempt to build international goodwill backfired horribly for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Monday, when he was unable to pick up the tab for Australian Defense Minister Sen. Robert Hill's order of 11 Apache AH-64 helicopters using the U.S.'s credit card.

..........."It was extraordinarily embarrassing for poor Donald," said Hill, who visited the Boeing production facility with Rumsfeld and Joint Chief of Staff Richard Myers. "He'd been going on for the entire tour about how America was stronger than it had ever been, and then that happened. He turned red as a beet."

..........."Sir, your card was denied," Martinez told Rumsfeld in a lowered voice. "Do you have another one we could try?"

According to Martinez, Rumsfeld became flustered and insisted that the problem rested with Boeing's credit-card reader.

"That card's good," Rumsfeld said. "Run it again."

........."Seems nobody's paid the balance on this guy for the past four months, sir," Martinez said. "Unless you can work it out with the card company, I'll have to physically destroy the card. Terribly sorry, sir."<hr /></blockquote>

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