Pakistan's government is pointing fingers at al Qaeda-linked militants for the death of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and claims she died by bumping her head following the suicide blast. From the BBC: Citing what it said was an intercepted phone call, the interior ministry said the killing had been ordered by an “al-Qaeda leader”, Baitullah [...]
Here's a round-up of reaction from a variety of Canadian, U.S. and British publications. The Globe and Mail's Marcus Gee took a harsh, if realistic, line on Bhutto's legacy: Few world leaders have raised such extravagant expectations as Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto. Smart, brave, glamorous, she charmed the world when she became the first woman elected [...]
Here’s the stuff I found interesting and noteworthy over past 12 months. It’s kind-of, sort-of in order. But right now, I’m building it as a stream-of-consciousness thang. Consider it a work in progress.