The tragic Bhutto family

I have hear this evening the awful news of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto by a Pakistani suicide extremist.

When I was a boy my family lived in Karachi, Pakistan during the time of her father’s leadership of the country. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was, in my opinion, a consummate politician whose populist policies unfortunately alienated the Pakistan military. As a result, he was deposed and eventually executed.

Today’s news makes me ponder whether the Bhutto family is like that other political family beset by tragedy, the Kennedys.

Benazir, RIP.

Whereto now for Pakistan?


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