It's so sad to hear of the assassination of Ms. Benazir Buhto. It seems singularly ironic that during the festival commemorating the offering of Isaac by his father, Abraham, Eid-al-Ad that we should be reminded of the continuous sacrifices being made daily on the altars of intolerance and hatred.
This is sad, not just for the statement of the politics of violence that plagues this important U.S. ally, but the loss of a brave person to monstrous passion. She must have known of the danger of returning to Pakistan, and she still felt called to try to return democracy to her country.
Agree with her politics or not, we are all diminished and endangered by this act.