Dec 29, 2007

Pakistan Watch: Benazir Bhutto Obituary and What Her Death Means For Musharraf and for US Policy

You might like to read the obituary in today's New York Times.

The same paper carries an analysis about what Bhuto's murder means for President Musharraf' position. Our own view is that unrest and anti-Government protest, particularly over the next few days is inevitable, and Musharraf's actions won't be able influence this much.

And there is a good news analysis of what this means for US policy. "The assassination of Benazir Bhutto on Thursday left in ruins the delicate diplomatic effort the Bush administration had pursued in the past year to reconcile Pakistan’s deeply divided political factions. Now it is scrambling to sort through ever more limited options, as American influence on Pakistan’s internal affairs continues to decline."