Our Great Allie, Pakistan’s Musharraf

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto poses in her home in London in a 2002 photo. President Bush condemned the assassination on Thursday of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto. (Stephen Hird/Reuters) Thu Dec 27, 10:22 AM ET
(Stephen Hird/Reuters)

I don’t know much about Pakistan, or about Benazir Bhutto, and so I cannot opine much on what appears to be a political assassination. So much strife, so much senseless killing in the world. Anyone who tells you that politics does not matter (usually with the statement that they do not intend to vote) need look no farther. People get killed for their political beliefs, and shockingly, some people kill for theirs.

It seems to me that with friends like Musharraf, our Great Allie on the Global War on Terror, our country does not need many enemies. But that is probably too subtle for Chimpy, who sees only what he wants to see, and only in black and white. Odd, still, that Bhutto was killed close by to Musharif’s home turf in Rawalpindi, and odder yet that she was the only likely opposition to Musharraf. Just saying.

I expect Chimpy is going to position this tragedy as proof of terrorism, not as a political assassination or as a threat to the “emerging” democracy in Pakistan. Bringing peace and stability to the Middle East, eh Chimpy? Bravo, and well done.

UPDATE 1: Musharraf convened an emergency meeting with his senior staff where they were expected to discuss whether to postpone the election, an official at the Interior Ministry said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. Gee, I didn’t see that one coming.

UPDATE 2: I told you so:

We stand with the people of Pakistan in their struggle against the forces of terror and extremism. We urge them to honor Benazir Bhutto’s memory by continuing with the democratic process for which she so bravely gave her life.

Chimpy McStagger

UPDATE 3: you must, Must, MUST read comment number 8 from Traveling Man.