So the savior of Pakistan is welcomed with a failed, but brutal assassination attempt. Over 100 dead and counting. I'm not suspecting him, but I seriously doubt President Pervez Musharraf, being on thin ice and all, could get behind something like this.
Two bombs exploded Thursday night just seconds apart and feet from a truck carrying the returning opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, narrowly missing her but killing scores of people and bloodying a triumphal homecoming after eight years in exile.This is not something we Americans can just shrug off, and say, well there's another shit-hole country with problems, whatchagonna do?
Various reports said up to 126 were killed and some 150 were wounded, including civilians and party workers. In the initial chaos, however, the Interior Ministry could only confirm 70 deaths.
They border Afghanistan, they have a significant Islamic extremist population, they have nukes, and they're bitter rivals with another nuclear power: India. If by some very possible chance Musharraf and Bhutto fall to extremists, expect immediate military intervention from either India or us.