This morning I had a dream--the premise of the dream was that I was witnessing the production of the worst movie ever made.
The events unfolding in Pakistan are beginning to look like the worst movie ever made. Pakistan, the weak link in the "nuclear club," co-creator of al-Qaeda, (along with the US), and the 3rd most important US ally in "war on terror" (behind Great Britain). And now the early efforts at bringing democracy back to Pakistan have been dealt a severe blow.
A more democratic Pakistan would likely be less of an ally for the US in "war on terror," so as long as there's instability and assassinations there, (which help bolster the rule of the dictator Musharraff) then the country will remain a strong US ally. That's where the "worst movie ever made" comparison comes in, or as John McCain might say, a rerun of the worst movie ever made, (something to that effect).
The killing of Bhutto bears some resemblance to the contract-style killing of the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya a little over a year ago. Bhutto was 54, Politkovskaya was 48, both were women activists, and there were rumors of state complicity in the murder of Politkovskaya, just as there will be the same rumors surrounding Bhutto's murder. In the case of Bhutto, it's more likely that there was state complicity.