Friday, December 28, 2007

Candidate Review - Assassination of Benazir Bhutto - John McCain

John McCain also has a link to his statement on the death of Benazir Bhutto on his website. Thank you Senator McCain.
"I was deeply saddened today to learn about the death of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto. My deepest condolences go out to the family and supporters of this remarkable woman, an individual who paid the ultimate price for her embrace of moderation and rejection of extremism.

"The death of Benazir Bhutto underscores yet again the grave dangers we face in the world today and particularly in countries like Pakistan, where the forces of moderation are arrayed in a fierce battle against those who embrace violent Islamic extremism.

. . . "In my numerous visits to Pakistan - to Islamabad, to Peshawar, even to the tribal areas of Waziristan - I have seen first hand the many challenges that face the political leadership there, challenges so graphically portrayed by today's tragedy. There are, in Pakistan, brave individuals who seek to lead their country away from extremism and instability and into the light of a better day. America, I believe, must do all we can to support them."
Not bad. A little bit of a resume there at the end, but in general it's ok. Or as much as you can expect, anyway; he still believes in a war in terror, and I don't know how much it would take for Pakistan to be a third front in this war (after Afghanistan and Iraq).

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