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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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Actual soldier's thoughts on the war...

This was sent to me by my co-worker & friend, Monica: "Here’s a guy I have been talking to in Fayetteville. He knows the real deal... My uncle is the same way. He is lifelong military and he feels the same way about any war: it's part of life and we only see what the news tells us, and of course, no one wants our soldiers to die, but it's a part of life and most of the ones who sign up do it knowing they could die and they are willing to do just that for their country."

Hmmm, my thoughts on the war.....well what war was ever a good war? It's never easy to go to war, it's like making that impossible decision you know. The one where you have to make a decision and the outcome is going to go either way. If we didn't go to war...who knows where we would be right now and that's what the public ponders over everyday. You see the public eye doesn't see the whole picture and they never will. They will never see their soldiers out there making a difference, changing lives in probably the most dreadful place on the planet. All they see is a death toll rising day in and day out. It's sad.....I lost a lot of friends because of the war. Good friends and I believe that they lost their lives for a good cause regardless of how the public sees it. I can't be indifferent about something that once had a purpose and which is now lost and left to those idiot politicians who only have one thing in mind and that's themselves and their run for the presidency or better yet re-elections. I just believe that there were mistakes made, and soldiers are definitely paying the price for them now. I've read allot about this war, and most of it is pretty much a "blame game". Everyone has their alibi and no one wants to be caught holding the sword. My opinion is that the military was never allowed to do what they knew needed to be done. They were held back by the ones making the calls (cough...Wolfowitz; cough again...Rumsfeld) but I am not going to name any names. If you really want to know about the war.....ask a soldier and ask another and another. You will begin to see that your opinion might change a little every time.


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