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Bush on Masada

bush During his visit to Israel, on May 15th President Bush gave a speech honoring the nation’s 60th birthday.

In this speech, however, I was struck by this awkward line:

“Citizens of Israel: Masada shall never fall again….”

Um…unless I’m missing something, Masada is still kinda fallen….

May 15, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I’m a bit more worried about the cliche’d prolixity.

    Comment by slacker | June 4, 2008 | Reply

  2. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Staggeringly!!!!

    Comment by Staggeringly | June 19, 2008 | Reply

  3. Sorry, should’ve explained more. Masada was destroyed and never really rebuilt. If you visit, it’s in ruins still. So saying “Masada will never fall again” is kinda nonsensical.

    Comment by JD | June 23, 2008 | Reply

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