In nation short of leaders that do not have a beard and funny hat, this is just plain bad news. Not perfect, but she was a friend to the USA by comparison to many options.
Pakistani former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated in a suicide attack.Dust off that Branch Plan for review. The Long War (as I still call it) isn't going anywhere.
Ms Bhutto had just addressed an election rally in Rawalpindi when she was shot in the neck by a gunman who then set off a bomb.
UPDATE: Looks like shooting at a Sharif rally as well.
At least four supporters of Pakistan's former premier Nawaz Sharif were killed and another 12 wounded in the capital, Islamabad, when gunshots were fired on an election rally.
People ``fired on our workers who were gathering for an election public rally,'' Siddique-ul-Farooq, a spokesman for Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, said in a phone interview today. Farooq said supporters of Nawaz Khokar, a leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-i-Azam, the party backed by President Pervez Musharraf, fired at the rally.