Friday, December 28, 2007

Candidate Review - Assassination of Benazir Bhutto - Mike Huckabee

You have to go to Huckabees newsroom page to find his statement on the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto. He also labels it "Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Issues Statement On Breaking News From Pakistan" which fails to mention Benazir Bhutto - not sure about that. Anyway, here's the statement.
“I am deeply troubled by the news accounts this morning of Pakistani opposition leader and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination in a suicide attack. This is devastating news for the people of Pakistan, and my prayers go out to them as we follow developments regarding this dire situation.

”The terrible violence surrounding Pakistan’s upcoming election stands in stark contrast to the peaceful transition of power that we embrace in our country through our Constitution. On this sad day, we are reminded that while our democracy has flaws, it stands as a shining beacon of hope for nations and people around the world who seek peace and opportunity through self-government.”
Yeah I don't know about this. Seems cold and impersonal compared to many of the other statements; and I don't like the tone of American Exceptionalism at the end. Yeah America is great, but this doesn't seem like the right moment to rub that in.

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