News: Well that was fast
Horror movies, unfortunately, have nothing on real life. Explosions near the motorcade of former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto reportedly killed over a hundred people; I still remember the news reports earlier this week talking about the "fears of violence" people had over her return to the country from exile. Those fears were confirmed in the bloodiest way possible.
In a way, though, it might be better for this kind of event to occur now than later. Having a terrorist attack against a progressive, female leader that kills scores of innocent people puts into sharp relief what kind of challenges lie in wait for anyone who tries to bring order to the country. That it occurred in an organized, large-scale manner is frightening, but the fact that these killers struck pretty much as soon as she entered the country means that I won't be joining the Benazir Bhutto campaign trail anytime soon.