The big news this morning is obviously the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto. It’s incidents like this that happen in that primitive and violent part of the world that make us thankful for having a great President like George W. Bush, who has successfully defended America from terrorist attacks. There has been no attack on our homeland since 9/11 due to the President’s incredible leadership.
Naturally President Bush was quick to respond, taking time out of his vacation in Crawford, Texas to condemn this cowardly act of terrorism:
The United States strongly condemns this cowardly act by murderous extremists who are trying to undermine Pakistan’s democracy. Those who committed this crime must be brought to justice. Mrs. Bhutto served her nation twice as Prime Minister and she knew that her return to Pakistan earlier this year put her life at risk. Yet she refused to allow assassins to dictate the course of her country.
We stand with the people of Pakistan in their struggle against the forces of terror and extremism. We urge them to honor Benazir Bhutto’s memory by continuing with the democratic process for which she so bravely gave her life.
For the details on this cowardly homicide bombing that resulted in over a dozen deaths, including Bhutto’s, be sure to check out Hot Air’s coverage. Bryan is doing a heck of a job. Michelle Malkin is too. Isn’t the new media fantastic?
Is this the work of al Qaeda or violent and repulsive wannabes? It’s too early to tell. But this incident proves again the folly of appeasing or surrendering to the terrorists who want to kill us. They must be hunted down and shot like the wild and rabid dogs that they are. There is no other answer. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. It’s time to make the Islamic extremists blind and toothless.
Sadly, there is already a discussion of how this affects the U.S. Presidential campaign. Does this help Giuliani and Clinton? Yuck. Blogs 4 Conservatives explores that angle and determines that it’s too disgusting to contemplate.
Update: al Qaeda behind the attack? U.S. intelligence is looking into responsibility claims at this very moment. What should the U.S. response be? Former President Clinton had plenty of chances to get bin Laden and was even offered Osama on a silver platter by Sudan but he wasn’t interested, since he wasn’t a chubby girl in a thong. The Clinton legacy of perversion and failure haunts us to this day.
Update 2: Ron Paul naturally blames America first. He claims that Al Qaeda is justified in being “annoyed” at us. Nice one, Ron. Wrap a towel around your head and just go away. Moar reaction from Bryan at Hot Air.