Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bhutto's party rises to the top

This is a bit of interesting news...

From The Washington Times:
The widower of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto emerged yesterday as Pakistan's most powerful politician, in a position to form the next government, choose the prime minister and possibly determine the fate of President Pervez Musharraf.

Islamist parties sympathetic to al Qaeda and the Taliban also suffered big setbacks, losing control of a key province along the Afghan border where Osama bin Laden and other terrorist leaders are thought to be hiding.

Mrs. Bhutto's husband, Asif Ali Zardari, ruled out a coalition that included "any of those people who are part and parcel of the previous government." [snip...]

Results also showed a near total defeat for hard-line Islamic parties that under the previous administration ruled Pakistan's North West Frontier Province bordering Afghan-istan.
Bhutto's Husband took over the party? This brings up questions in my mind as to who was responsible for Benazir Bhutto's assassination. I mean did the husband want the position? Where there otheers in the party that wanted a man in this position?

On a positive note the islamic nutjobs lost the election. How will this affect how Waziristan will be run? Will the terrorists continue to have a safe haven or not?

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