What goes around
Even as Benazir Bhuttos assassination needs to be condemned in the strongest possible terms, one has to keep Pakistans present travails in proper perspective. Whether one likes it or not, they are largely self-made. Pakistans military leadership and intelligence agencies raised and nurtured the jihadis since the 1980s, chasing the mirage of strategic depth in Afghanistan and to bleed India to death in Kashmir. Even after 9/11, they have been going soft on jihadis. When Indira Gandhi was assassinated, The New York Times pointed out that, A democratic constitution can survive assassinations. The tragedy for Pakistan is, first, it not a democracy, and second, it is reaping now what it sowed.
P Senthil Saravana Durai Hyderabad