We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Benazir Bhutto assassinated by suicide bomber. See Drudge for details.
A sad day, but not surprising. It is just more proof that Jihad isn't specifically anti-Western - it's anti-freedom and anti-democracy, anywhere and everywhere on the planet. Freedom and democracy are admittedly Western ideals, but many in the rest of the world, with aspirations for human dignity and self-determination, are drawn to them.
However, if one is a devout Moslem, it is my impression that it is one's duty to convert and control the world either by submission (dhimmitude, as in Europe) or by blood, and then to provide theocratic rule. "A clash of cultures."
Mrs. Bhutto was educated at Harvard and at Oxford.
To be honest, I didn't know much about her until today. She was obviously an extremely bright and courageous woman. I think that most Americans feel a sense of sadness and loss today, even though the events transpired thousands of miles away. Perhaps some will even take pause and reflect on their negative views toward President Bush. Perhaps.