Category Politics

Bhutto. Not what she seemed to be

Let’s not forget, Benazir Bhutto was removed as president twice because of corruption. We need have no sympathy with her Islamist assassin and the extremists behind him to recognize that Bhutto was corrupt, divisive, dishonest and utterly devoid of genuine…

Pakistan riots

Two dozen dead in Karachi Juan Cole: The seriousness of the situation in the streets of some of Pakistan’s important towns and cities doesn’t seem to me to be being reported in the US press and media. In contrast, Pakistani…

Bhutto. Where was the security?

There were multiple snipers shooting armor-piercing bullets, a decoy suicide bomb, and two of the snipers blew themselves up after firing. There was another attack at the hospital. A working theory, according to this American source, is that Al Qaeda…

Bhutto assassination

So how did the assassin get close enough to Bhutto to be able to shoot her at point blank range? And how did they know when she’d be out of the protective bubble of her car? This seems a well-planned…

Benazir Bhutto assassinated

Some thoughtful, if apocalyptic, views on the assassination from blogs Moon of Alabama Who did it? Many people will point to Musharraf, as being behind the assassination, but according to the BBC, someone shot Bhutto and then blew himself up.…

Defense contracting. Hide the money

The Spy Who Billed Me questions why DoD is claiming national security in withholding data about their outsourced contracts. Well, lookie here. 22% of the $537 million of unclassified DIA contracts were subject to “full and open competition.” 30.6% of…

Rep. Wexler wants to impeach Cheney

From C&L Wexler was hoping to get 50,000 signatures and it didn’t take long — it took just 24 hours to meet his goal and the signatures are still rolling in. The more signatures Wexler gets, the more clout they’ll…