Friday, December 28, 2007

Benazir Bhutto 1953-2007

Having been back in Pakistan for just over two months, after years of exile, Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister, and leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party, was assassinated yesterday, December 27, 2007.

Educated at Radcliffe and Oxford, and the daughter of a former prime minister, Bhutto worked diligently for democracy in her native land.

It is unknown at this time who is responsible for her murder. It could be the reigning military dictator (president) or the religious extremists (Taliban). It was offensive to hear an apologist of the current dictator suggest on CNN that it was a disaffected member of her own party who did the deed.

Bhutto was a hero.

Rest in peace.

Photo found at The Harry Walker Agency website.

Addition at 1323:

See this slideshow at the New York Times site, by Getty Images photographer, John Moore, reporting from the scene of the rally and assassination.

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