Serious photos of the last minutes of Benazir Bhutto‘s life. What words are there to describe the slimeball scum that performed this assassination? As bad and corrupt as American politics are, at least our political parties haven’t resorted to killing the other candidates. Being able to speak freely, share ideas, condemn ideas, come to an agreement, is what free speech is all about.
So why should we care what happens in Pakistan? The obvious reason is they have nuclear weapons. But keep in mind that Pakistan is the 6th most populated country in the world, with 164 million people. Projections have it as the #5 most populated country by 2020. Whatever problems Pakistan is facing, those problems also will impact the world. The Pakistani Constitution is also fairly fragile. On November 3, 2007 President Musharraf declared an emergency rule across Pakistan and purported to suspend the Constitution, imposing martial law. It’s interesting to note that the last law added to the Constitution was on December 25th, the Protection of Women (Criminal Laws Amendment) Act, 2006.
Madam Benazir Bhutto, rest in peace. May other politicians in Pakistan have your bravery.