Democracy Murdered in Pakistan

As everyone knows by now, Benazir Bhutto was tragically assasinated in Pakistan today.  Despite the efforts of Pervez Musharaff and his ruling party to game the upcoming January election, Bhutto stood an excellent chance of winning any fair count of the vote.

The American right is desperately spinning to blame Al Qaeda and to distance Musharaff from responsibility for the assassination (ignoring the possibility of the complicity of both).  President Bush immediately ran to Musharaff’s death and blamed “extremists.”  Quite a different view than his usual demand that we await investigations to determine the truth about almost everything else.

The best discussion on the web is taking place at The Newshoggers.  Check out the great discussion between Cernig and Shamanic as well as a slew of interesting comments.

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