Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto

I woke up in my hotel room to the news that former Pakistan PM and current opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed this morning. This follows open vows by various groups to assassinate her, and many attempts to do just that.

Hamid Mir is on the phone with CNN saying that no one in Pakistan is thinking about Al Queda -- but rather a letter from Bhutto to Musharraf in which she stated that someone in his government wants to kill her. (They did have her under house arrest for a while.) The accusations are towards Musharraf's regime.

This is really a sad event for the world and a great danger for nuclear armed Pakistan. Bhutto was an increasingly rare sane voice from that part of the world, and a woman who was brave right up to her death.

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