December 31st, 2007 at 09:11am
I am very disappointed by the death of Benazir Bhutto, she was one of the few people with the ability to return some sanity to the administration of Pakistan. Her death is a tragedy, but now that her family have stepped up to the plate to lead her political party to the next election, delaying the election because of Mrs. Bhutto’s death would be another tragedy.
I am concerned about one part of the fallout of this tragedy. For some reason, whether she was killed by gunshots, the explosion, or hitting her head on a lever as she tried to avoid the gunshots and explosion seems to matter. Why? What difference does it make? The poor woman is dead, and if there hadn’t been an assassination attempt, she wouldn’t be dead. Who cares which part of it killed her, the poor woman is dead because she was assassinated.
For once I agree with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the best way to honour the memory of Benazir Bhutto is for the Pakistani elections to go ahead as scheduled.