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Reuters: World Fearful Over Bhutto’s Death

From those lovers of terror at Reuters:

A supporter of Pakistan former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto mourns deaths of his colleagues after a suicide attack in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. Bhutto died Thursday from her injuries sustained in the attack, a party aide said. At least 20 others were killed in the attack.

World outraged, fearful over Bhutto assassination

Thu Dec 27, 2007

By Matthew Tostevin

LONDON (Reuters) – World leaders voiced outrage at the assassination on Thursday of Pakistan’s opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and expressed fears for the fate of the nuclear-armed state.

President George W. Bush condemned the killing as a “cowardly act” and urged Pakistanis to press ahead with a planned national election. Russia’s top Asia diplomat said the assassination would “trigger a wave of terrorism”.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy called it odious…

Bhutto was killed in a gun and bomb attack as she left a rally ahead of an election due on January 8. The identity of the attacker was not immediately clear, but Islamist militants have been blamed for a previous assassination bid….

Bush urged Pakistanis to honor Bhutto’s memory by continuing with the democratic process and said those behind the attack must be brought to justice.

“The United States strongly condemns this cowardly act by murderous extremists who are trying to undermine Pakistan’s democracy,” he told reporters at his Texas ranch.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Bhutto had risked everything to try and bring democracy to her country, of which Britain used to be the colonial ruler.

“The terrorists must not be allowed to kill democracy in Pakistan,” he said…

Police said a suicide bomber fired shots at Bhutto, 54, as she left the rally in a park in the city of Rawalpindi before blowing himself up. Police said 16 people died in the blast…

It’s sad of course. But not unexpected.

Indeed, it could even be considered a suicide.

There was really no need for Ms. Bhutto to re-involve herself in Pakistan’s politics at this crucial juncture.

And now all of Pakistan and our troops in the Middle East will pay the price for her weird vanity.

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