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Old 12-27-2007, 05:42 AM
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RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide bombing that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, a party aide and a military official said.

"At 6:16 p.m. she expired," said Wasif Ali Khan, a member of Bhutto's party who was at Rawalpindi General Hospital where she was taken after the attack.

A senior military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment, confirmed that Bhutto had died.

Her supporters at the hospital began chanting "Dog, Musharraf, dog," referring to Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf. Some of them smashed the glass door at the main entrance of the emergency unit, others burst into tears.
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This assassination of Benazir Bhutto is a sad day not only for Pakistan, but for the forces of liberty worldwide. She had the inate ability to bring positive change to an area too long ruled by fundamentalist forces. Her death, doubtless caused by Islamic extremists (read: fundamentalists) will set back the clock of progress by years.

Had she lived, and played an active role in the governing of Pakistan, positive changes would probably have followed. In every nation that has had a female as the head of government, progress has followed; case in point - Golda Meir in Israel, Margaret Thatcher in England.

What this tragedy underescores is that extremism such as practiced by any religion is a hinderance to liberty.
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In every nation that has had a female as the head of government, progress has followed; case in point - Golda Meir in Israel, Margaret Thatcher in England.
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I hope you'll keep this in mind during the upcoming elections
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Uhhhh, last time I checked, neither Golda nor Margaret were running. Do you know something that I don't? Besides, I'm not eligible to vote in either the English or the Israeli elections.
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Be thankful for who she was.

Be thankful for what she did.

Celebrate her life among us.

And realize that God is great, and He may not be finished with her yet.


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Excellent post and even more fitting sentiment.
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