Friday, October 19, 2007


The bombing attack on Benazir Bhutto yesterday has all the foreign policy types all abuzz. The conventional wisdom is that the attacks were carried out by "al Qaeda" and/or Taliban. William Arkin makes a good point that it could have been any number of terrorists groups and that Pakistan/Afghanistan have simply become a single large battle ground (think Warziristan right smack in the middle of the two countries).

Maybe I've been around Bush and Rove too long, but my first thought was that this attack was carried out by President Pervez Musharraf. He's struggling to stay in control. Does he really want to have a very popular moderate competitor in country? And he's needed a good excuse to get tough anyway. So why not have his crack intelligence thugs stage a bombing?

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