Pakistan is a mess. It's been a mess for a long, long time, but with Benazir Bhutto's recent assassination, the country has been plunged into even greater depths of chaos and darkness, which is not a very comforting thought given Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.
Since Bhutto's death, violence has erupted across the nation, with riots and the usual riot-inspired activities taking center stage- like robbing banks and setting train stations ablaze. And the customary angry finger-pointing and blaming- mostly President Pervez Musharaf, of course, for what people claim was lax security. Even Bhutto (from the other side) has come back to blame Musharraf. CNN's Wolf Blitzer revealed an email he received that Bhutto had asked to be sent to the media were anything to happen to her. In that email she states that if she were to be harmed "I wld (would) hold Musharaf (sic) responsible."
Then you have the contradictions and the bickering over the exact manner of death - the official version: she died from a head fracture not bullet wounds. The other side disagrees. But, frankly, what does it matter whether she died from a skull fracture or bullet wounds- the point being is she died- from wounds she sustained after a suicide bomber tried to gun her down and then blew himself , and others, to bits. And, whether Musharaf was remiss in not providing enough security or not, is irrelevant. Shouldn't the Pakistani people be channelling all that anger, and placing blame where it rightfully belongs- those responsible for all the suicide bombings- the radicals and extremists that seem intent on taking over nuclear-equipped Pakistan (and the rest of that region)?
Al Qaida, the Taliban and all the rest of their ilk are doing their best to ensure that the seeds of democracy fail to take root in fragile, fledgling democratic nations, like Pakistan and Iraq. They seem to be succeeding, and will continue to do do so if the people of those nations fail to take action and root out those who want to send them back to the dark ages. Unless, of course, that's where they'd prefer to be.