Another sad day – when the rule of the gun and the bomb silence a voice for democracy. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was shot and killed while leaving a political rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. A bomb also exploded killing another 20 people.
Bhutto returned to Pakistan in October as the opposition leader to President Prez Musarraf. She survived an assassination attempt then that killed 140 others.
You can read various reactions of the Us Presidential candidates at The Page and Politico as well as at CNN which includes both Democratic and Republican responses.
The UN Security Council unanimously condemned the assassination. Leaders of many nations around the world joined in voicing outrage.
The future of democracy in Pakistan is in jeopardy. We can only hope that calm prevails and a peaceful solution is reached for Pakistan’s future that supports democracy.