Friday, December 28, 2007

Candidate Review - Assassination of Benazir Bhutto - Fred Thompson

Well Fred Thompson has chosen to highlight remarks he made on Fox News.
It is a tragedy, of course. It reminds us that things can happen in faraway places of the world that can affect the United States. I think this should be of great concern to us. It is almost a perfect storm in a very bad sense because two forces are operating against each other that are both desirable. One is democracy: they were making progress in that regard in that country. Former prime minister Bhutto was an important part of that process. But the other is stability. Pakistan is a nuclear country, and we cannot afford to let nukes fall into the hands of dangerous Muslim radicals. We are hoping those two things can be balanced out. We can see the continued progress toward a democratic society but also maintain stability in the country, which seems to be very much in doubt right now.
Now that's an interesting statement; because the next question is, "Well what if you can only get one? Which would you pick senator." (The Fox guy didn't ask this question of course). Because the answer would probably be "Well Democracy would be nice but we can't afford to let the bomb get in unstable hands."

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