Benazir Bhutto's 19 year old son was named Co-Chair of the Pakistan People's Party with her widower today. The problem with political parties formed around personalities instead of ideals and issues is the vast void left when their leader exits the arena. Bhutto's assassination this week leaves her followers with an inexperienced youth as their titular head. This will spell doom at the polls and cease the democracy movement in its tracks.
Meanwhile the explanations by the Pakistani government are, as anticipated, appearing to be a cover up. The notion Bhutto died of a head injury is undergoing serious doubt as the woman who prepared the former Prime Minister's body for burial says bullet wounds were clearly visible. This is typical of Pakistan and why I questioned whether we'll ever know for sure what happened. Who killed her also remains a question. The influence of extreme elements within the Pakistani government, especially the intelligence service, masks everything they say with a cloud of suspicion. Nothing they say can be believed and is why John Edwards called for an international inquiry to independently investigate this horrid crime.
By the way why does Hillary Clinton steal all of Edwards' ideas then claim them as her own?
The destabilization of Pakistan is going to be the issue in the early primaries. Foreign policy is important and several candidates have fumbled this aspect. None more than Mike Huckabee who has no idea what he talks about. His latest gaffe is stating that Pakistanis comprise one of the largest segment of America's undocumented workers. The facts say otherwise as only "a handful" of them have been caught by ICE. Maybe Huckabee needs to actually ask all those hard working, legal entrepreneurs running Dunkin Donuts how they came to buy their franchises. It's rather difficult if you don't have papers Mike.