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I'm not seeing a lot of blog-reaction yet, people haven't had time to really process the news, and most of the blogs I follow focus on the Middle East, not Pakistan or South Asia.

One response from Abu Muqawama ("father of resistance," an odd name choice if you ask me), who is a former US Army officer (who served one or two tours in Afghanistan) and current think-tanker and academic specializing in counter-insurgency.

abu muqawama: Benazir Bhutto, RIP

The folks on NBC, though, are making it sound as if Bhutto was some brave liberal alternative to the Musharraf regime, swallowing hook, line, and sinker this narrative that Benazir Bhutto was some kind of Pakistani Aung San Suu Kyi.

Okay, folks, we all know she was eloquent, went to Harvard and Oxford and was a darling of the English-language media. But she was arguably the most corrupt woman in the history of South Asia. She was removed from office not once but twice on corruption charges. And ruthless? She killed her own brother in 1996.

So by all means, mourn Benazir Bhutto, but those who live by the sword...
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Thu Dec 27th, 2007 at 09:02:13 AM EST

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