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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 06, 2011

Donald Rumsfeld: Eric Holder’s Terror Trial Reversal Vindicates Bush Administration

(By Matt Schneider, Mediaite) - Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld appeared on 'Fox & Friends' and shared harsh criticism of Attorney General Eric Holder and his recent decision to move ahead with trying suspected terrorists in military tribunals rather than in federal courts. Rumsfeld declared it to be the “right decision, more than two years too late.”

Rumsfeld said “I think the Attorney General was flat wrong” to oppose military commissions and regretted that the Obama administration wasted so much time campaigning against them. However, he agreed with Steve Doocy that the Bush administration should feel vindicated since they “found the right things to do to protect the American people” and such policies have been followed by Obama. Another area where Obama was falling short, in Rumsfeld’s opinion, was in Libya. Rumsfeld concluded the problem is that “ambiguity on the question of whether Gaddafi will be there when it’s over is a harmful thing. You need clarity.”


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