Drowning Street, London - (Bad, Bad Ass Mess): UK prime Monster Gorgon Brown has interrupted his annual Scroogefest in Scotland to chair a COBRA security meeting following news of the suicide of Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi today.
"A typical, tragic case of self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the back of the neck," a Joint-Chiefs-of-Staff honcho claimed today, "but likely to rattle a lot of other potential suiciders in the Tora Bora."
COBRA officials then studied an intelligence hit-list of other suicide-watch luminaries and revised their Top Ten preferred candidates starting with Iran's President Ahmadinejad, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and perennially horrid entertainment embarrassment Sir Cliff Richard.
Meanwhile in the USA President Bush bemoaned the sudden dearth of credible third-world female adversaries who could be relied upon to act as in absentia hate figures.
"Always good to have a coupla stooges in them foreign parts during the public lapidations season," was the only pithy comment he was able to squeeze out in the aftermath of his recent Yuletide holiday binge-out.
Vladimir Putin is pleased as punch.