Thursday, December 27, 2007

Pakistan ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto assassinated

June 21, 1953-December 27, 2007

"It was not the life I planned, but it is the life I have. My
husband and children accept and understand that my political responsibilities to
the people of Pakistan come first, as painful as that personally is to all of
us. I would like to be planning my son's move to his first year at college later
this month, but instead I am planning my return to Pakistan and my party's
parliamentary election campaign.

I didn't choose this life. It chose me."
-- Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister, Pakistan,
in a blog post on Huffington Post, prior to her return to her home country.
I am sad for my brothers and sisters in Pakistan today. Watching the turmoil in the streets following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, I couldn't help thinking how difficult it must be to live in constant social and political chaos. Imagine being a child listening to a car explode just outside your door. Imagine being a young woman living in the part of the country now over run with Taliban. I hope that someone strong and brave continues Bhutto's work and takes up the mantle of democracy and freedom. But today, we mourn.


Lisa said...

Powerful words from a powerful woman! Got to keep her family in our prayers, though - too hard for them!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, don't you worry her corrupt husband has continued her mission. Eerily enough her work continues from beyond the grave. Pakistan is now at its worst. I know, I am Pakistani, I have family in Pakistan and cannot live in my country thanks to the destruction of corrupt politicians such as her. Benazir was a remarkable woman yes, but the West was mislead about her role in politics. Her father, and her caused irreparable damage to Pakistan, and subsequently Pakistanis all over the world are suffering.

In Sadness....


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