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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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Bush and Politics, In That Order

So what's the alternative? Cut and run?

Good question... One we should've thought about before running in there with itchy trigger fingers and a flag-waving ‘get ‘em back’ mentality. We gave absolutely no thought to the war's possible outcomes and to the additional unrest such pre-emptive actions would invite to the region.

Would you really doom all those people to the beheadings and results of Sharia that are inevitable?

Is this the same libertarian 'I take care of me, you take care of you' Steve Brenneis that regularly posts on this board? What about all the other inevitable beheadings and other atrocities that are happening right now throughout the world, most notably in Africa? I know we didn’t exactly cause those (we won’t get into French and British colonialism here), but...

As you've expressed before (in some way or another) we can't save those who can't figure out ways to save themselves. In the meantime, we're essentially over there beating a hornet's nest with a stick, and for what? So we can have more of our native sons and daughters come home in body bags while fighting a pre-emptive, futile war that we began? It's just crazy.

We are in Iraq for all the wrong reasons and we should never have gone there in the first place, just like in Viet Nam.

Word. The reason why we're in Iraq right now is the title of this post. Dubya really wanted to invade Iraq, so he gathered the most compelling evidence he could — no matter how questionable it's proven to be — and we did. Then nearly every politician, both Democrat and Republican, rallied behind him out of either blind loyalty and belief (which is at least respectable, I guess) or out of fear of being called names and/or for political reasons (which is most certainly not respectable).

It makes me so mad that I could spit nails. The whole lot of losers in Washington should be ousted for not doing any better than they have. Better yet, let’s just send them over to Iraq to finish the ‘Strategy For Victory.’


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