Perhaps the most bizarre part of this circus has been the hijacking of the democratic cause by my aunt, the twice-disgraced former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto. While she was hashing out a deal to share power with Gen. Pervez Musharraf last month, she repeatedly insisted that without her, democracy in Pakistan would be a lost cause.
And then it gets into the seamy details. Of course, CNN will, as usual, laud her as South Asia’s Savior… but remember, CNN doesn’t know its ass from a hole in the ground. (The gal who cut a deal with Musharraf is now cited as an “opposition leader.” Yeah, right. “Opposition leaders” don’t float around as part of an international jet-set funded by most of a billion dollars stolen from the state they used to run, into the ground, that is.)