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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, August 26, 2005

RE: What's next for Israel

I was thinking about this the other day. The Jews are the original Palestinians. I wonder from what authority do the Palestinian Arabs assert that heritage? The Arabs in today's Palestine are descended from the Semitic Arab puppets installed as leaders in Jerusalem and Judea by the Romans in the second and first century BC. In many ways, the Jews are still fighting off the Roman yoke imposed on them over 2,000 years ago and suffering the consequences of losing a revolt in 70 AD.

I can't say I agree with Charles that this was a necessary retreat. You don't retreat when you're winning. This was bowing to a political expediency, no more, no less.


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