Friday, December 28, 2007

Pakistan and the U.S. presidential campaign

Even as the body of Pakistan's opposition leaders and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was laid to rest today, Pakistani parliamentary elections remain scheduled for January 8 -- the same day as the New Hampshire primary.

It may be counterintuitive to assert, being an election-loving, small-d democrat, but your blogstress thinks it a very bad idea to hold those elections (the ones in Pakistan) as scheduled, before Bhutto's party has a chance to reorganize itself, and the nation has a chance to calm itself.

For more on the crisis in Pakistan, and how it affects U.S. politics, you will find your écrivaine blogging at TAPPED:

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