Friday, December 28, 2007

Benazir Bhutto

I must admit I never had much time for Benazir Bhutto. She, along with her husband, was just one more Pakistani politician from a rich family emptying the country's coffers.

What is upsetting though is that it is a victory for religious extremism. Bhutto was a threat to the Islamic militants for two reasons. One, her party did take support from Pakistan's poor in competition with the extremists and two, she was a woman. It must have really grated with the mullahs to have a Western educated woman in Pakastani politics.

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