BBC NEWS | South Asia | Bhuttos: 'Cursed' political dynasty
The Bhuttos have been compared to the Kennedy's with so many tragedies in their family. All have been politically active. As the article states, "Benazir's elderly mother, Nusrat, has now seen the lives of her husband, elder daughter and two sons all cut short. Just one daughter, Sanam, survives."
I fervently hope that Sanam does not follow in her sister's footsteps. Now we hear al-Quaeda is behind this assassination. Does this infuriate anyone else out there? Does this make you think twice about what could happen in this country as we head into an election year? And what about Hillary Clinton? Does this event give her pause about her own aspirations to be the first woman President?
We know from years past of all the crack pots are own country produces, whether they be in government or not. We all have one or two conspiracy theories we almost believe, whether it involves the assassination of John Kennedy or Martin Luther King. What will happen this year troubles me just a little. We have two conventions, and I hope that security is so tight it makes a frogs ass look like a broken gasket.
What impresses me, and probably many others about Benazir Bhutto is that she never stopped. She never gave up. Facing what she knew in her own heart was probable assassination, she never thought twice of giving up her belief in the Pakistan People's Party, and continued to rally the people to a better government with more tolerance and freedoms. She is a hero in my eyes. A martyr? I don't know. I do know her legacy will live on long after her death, and her fearlessness and determination will serve as a spark to those who follow her.
Benazir Bhutto: June 21, 1953-December 27, 2007
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