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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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

U.S. soldier hailed for bravery in Iraq says Pentagon spin doctors made it all up

The American military has been accused of telling lies about two of its most famous soldiers.

Official versions of the rescue of prisoner of war Jessica Lynch and the death of former US football star Pat Tillman turned both into national heroes.

But the propaganda was dismissed as "utter fiction" at a Capitol Hill hearing to expose the false battlefield stories peddled by the Pentagon.

Jessica Lynch, now 23, said she was giving testimony "to set the record straight".

"I'm no hero, the people who served with me who died are the real heroes," she said. "The truth of war is not always easy. The truth is always more heroic than the hype."


David Gardner

Yeah, I know the Democrats are on a witch hunt, but they certainly aren't having to make anything up. Americans really don't know or, for that matter, care much about Iraqis. Every war needs heroes. If there aren't any real ones, I guess you just have to make them up.

Does it warrant a Congressional investigation? No. Will anything come of it? Probably not, the Democrats are just looking for platforms on which they can engage in their favorite pastime: demagoguery.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if you don't agree with the investigation, it's certainly worth watching Kevin Tillman's testimony - his family was lied to in a pretty horrible way. http://www.thenewsroom.com/details/236188/US

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

Indeed they were. Even worse, the current administration will try to claim the moral high ground for doing it, if they haven't done so already.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 3:56:00 PM  

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