Bhutto Assassination

The continuing violence in Pakistan and elsewhere continues unabated. We watch in horror as lives are taken -- innocent lives -- as a society descends into chaos. While Benazir Bhutto isn't a sainted leader of her people -- there have been many accusations of corruption -- she has stood as a symbol of possible change.

Her death -- a shooting accompanied by a suicide bomb -- places her nation in a difficult place.

I would ask you to join me in prayers for the nation of Pakistan, that justice will of course make its way felt, but also that the nation will remain calm. Perhaps the silver lining will be such horror that the people will choose to sit down and find a way toward peace.


This is a blow to Pakistanis, but I fear more for the U.S. because our people refuse to risk for democracy.

See my reflections here:

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