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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.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Seconds from death: The final image of Benazir Bhutto moments before fatal suicide attack

(Daily Mail) - The assassination of Benazir Bhutto plunged Pakistan into violent turmoil last night and the western world into a state of trepidation.

The immediate fear was of civil war in the volatile, nuclear-armed nation where Islamic extremism flourishes.

The country's charismatic and controversial former prime minister was shot in the neck and chest by an assassin who then blew himself up by her car in the midst of thousands of her followers in the garrison town of Rawalpindi.


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