Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated. What is it about people who talk about moderation and stability and peace that drives others to kill them?
While I don’t believe Pervez Musharraf had a hand in her death, it’s clear that his presidency will benefit from it. Right now it seems Pakistan has a choice among a dictator like Musharraf or a Taliban-inspired theocracy or, possibly, former cricket star Imram Khan.
Still, the optimist in me hopes that some good will come of this. Perhaps her death will galvanize people into forcing free and open elections and an end to Musharraf’s rule. The realist in me, however, isn’t so sure that things will ever get better.