Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto Assassinated in Pakistan

Pakistani former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (Reuters)

I'm watching BBC America's coverage of Bhutto's assassinated. I tried to see the coverage on other channels, such as ABC or NBC, but it's business as usual over at those to get the best 'after Christmas' buys, tips to get in shape for '08.

Reza Aslan, author of No God But God, said in an interview that Bhutto was risking her life in October when a bomb detonated near her barricade - thousands of people were swarming Bhutto and the motorcade was inching forward, making her an easy target. Stupidly, I thought Bhutto's camp would make adjustments and increased security measures would be taken.

Bhutto was not perfect by any means. She was charged with corruption, but the charges were later withdrawn. She was the first woman elected in a Muslim state. Her faher was hanged in 1979. In an interview, Bhutto said as she stood at her father's grave, she said "I would not rest until democracy had returned to Pakistan."



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