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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.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Death Scene Photos from Bin Laden Compound WARNING GRAPHIC

(Fox Nation) - A series of photos that a Pakistani security official sold to Reuters reportedly show three dead men lying in pools of blood at Usama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound, allegedly unarmed.

Two men were dressed in traditional Pakistani clothing, while another was in a T-shirt. The photos showed the men with blood streaming from their mouths, noses and ears, Reuters reports.

Their hands and arms were often cropped out of the pictures as they were taken from a close-up distance. No weapons were seen on their bodies, but one of the photos showed what appeared to be a child's plastic green and orange water pistol lying near a man's shoulder.

The photos were said to have been taken starting an hour after the U.S. raid on the facility. Reuters believes the metadata of the photos -- and their similarity to independent photos taken at the compound -- validate their authenticity.

Later pictures of the wreckage of the helicopter that the U.S. abandoned showed an unusual tail assembly, possibly hinting at a type of previously-unknown stealth capability, Reuters reports.

Hours before Reuters released the photos, the White House announced President Obama had decided not to release a photo taken of bin Laden after he was killed by Navy SEALs. Bin Laden's body was taken from the compound and later buried at sea.


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