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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.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Mission Accomplished

(Fox News) - It has been reported that Iraqi forces were responsible for suppressing Shiite violence during a recent operation in the southern city of Basra. But that news seems to have been lost on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

In an interview with the The San Francisco Chronicle editorial board, Pelosi says the military surge did not accomplish its goal and credits Iran with ending the violence in Basra.

"Some of the success of the Surge is that the goodwill of the Iranians — they decided in Basra when the fighting would end. They negotiated that cessation of hostilities — the Iranians."

In fact that cease-fire did not hold and after it broke down, Iraqi forces, with some U.S. assistance, succeeded in driving the Shiite militias which had dominated Basra out of the city or underground.


Anonymous Nature Boy said...

Of all the Democrats in the US House of Representatives, the best they could come up with for speaker was Nancy Pelosi, who has to be one of the most idiotic speakers that's ever been in US history.

Friday, May 30, 2008 2:50:00 PM  

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