RIP: Benazir Bhutto

I’m fairly well informed, but I really didn’t know Benazir Bhutto as well as I wished I had. The fact that she went back to Pakistan knowing that there were likely two choices – President or martyr, tells you what you need to know. I am more impressed with her now – and that’s a shame. Her father, her brothers, all suffered the same fate as she would. And the biggest benefiter of all this is our ally Musharraf. I’m not sure if he was complicit, but he sure as hell is doing a jig tonight.

Let’s hope Bhutto is ten times as powerful in death as she would have been leading Pakistan.

The following are a couple of interesting articles from Slate and Salon:

Benazir Bhutto, 1952-2007 (Slate)

We South Asians like our leaders dead (Salon)