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.
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"To criticize the rest of the world for using torture and to turn a blind eye to what we are doing in this war is just wrong and it's not American," claimed Dick Durbin.
THE TRUTH: We do more to investigate and punish our own wrong-doers than any country on the face of the earth. Culturally appropriate meals, health-care, Korans, and calls to prayer don't amount to a policy of torture. And Durbin knows this--he should be ashamed of himself. Americans expect us to be tough in our questioning of detainees who we believe are dangerous and who have invaluable information.