Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bad news out of Pakistan

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has been killed by a suicide bomber who first shot her, and then detonated his bombs.

NY Times reports: Bhutto Assassinated in Attack on Rally

She blamed earlier attempts on extremist Islamic groups, and given the attack form (suicide bombing), it would seem likely that this attack was by the same source.

While Bhutto certainly had many flaws, her participation in the upcoming election was important part of the attempt to bring Pakistan back to democracy. Let's hope this barbaric act doesn't lead Pakistan further away from democracy.

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