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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:29 PM
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Sen. Kerry on the Death of Benazir Bhutto
Edited on Thu Dec-27-07 12:55 PM by ProSense
For Immediate Release: December 27, 2007

Kerry on the Death of Benazir Bhutto

BOSTON, MA- Sen. John Kerry, (D-Mass.), issued the following statement about the murder of Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto today. Kerry is the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East and South and Central Asian Affairs, which includes Pakistan. He introduced a Sense of the Senate Resolution expressing concern for Ms. Bhuttos safety in the fall of this year.

"This is both a horrific and heartbreaking tragedy, and a lightning bolt wakeup call for anyone who had taken their eye off of the turmoil in Pakistan. Teresa and I send our deepest condolences to Ms. Bhutto's family. Benazir Bhutto returned home after years in exile knowing fully that she was taking a great personal risk to fight for change and democracy. When I met with her this fall just days before her return to Pakistan, she raised the issue of her own personal security. Subsequent to the bombing and assassination attempt that greeted her return home, I spoke to Secretary Rice about ways the United States might work with President Musharraf to ensure her safety.

Her loss underscores the fragility of the situation in Pakistan and the perils of a volatile mix of unrest, tension, radicalism, and nuclear weapons. Her killing embodies everyones worst possible fears and reinforces how tenuous the circumstances in Pakistan really are. The loss of Ms. Bhutto demands of the United States and our allies an urgent focus on developing a Pakistan strategy that will crush extremists and provide freedom, peace, and security for the country that mourns her loss today."


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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:32 PM
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1. K&R
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:39 PM
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2. "a lightning bolt wakeup call "
Perfectly put.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:00 PM
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4. why does the Foreign Policy leadership in this country need a wakeup call
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:07 PM
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6. Because evidently some of them and the media
like to ignore the writing on the wall until it becomes a crisis; the signs were there all along.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:09 PM
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7. because we have a dipshit cokehead in charge???
Edited on Thu Dec-27-07 01:10 PM by LSK
Who somehow thinks Iran is our biggest problem?

:shrug:
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:55 PM
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3. I saw this - and welled up -
Kerry is suppose to be our President right now.

Dammit!
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:01 PM
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5. This reminds me why I waited in line for 5 hours
to vote for John F. Kerry. It's a shame that my vote didn't count, no?
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ray of light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 12:12 AM
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12. classy!!!! Both of you!
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:12 PM
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8. K&R.
And goods thoughts for Senator Kerry as well.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 05:54 PM
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9. Kick!
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 05:57 PM
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10. K&R
:kick:
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DemKR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 05:57 PM
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11. Nice to see a non political Obama-Rove style response :)
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 06:44 AM
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13. Isn't it, though?
You can always count on Senator Kerry to remain appropriate.
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