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.
Whereto now for Pakistan?