There are two common misconceptions involving Pakistan and Bhutto. Here is the reality of the situation
1) She was corrupt and probably deserved to be executed after a fair trial. The suicide bombing is an inevitable injustice, dwarfing the millions or billions she stole from the country. Inevitable because she could not have a fair trial. Pakistan is like Cardassia – the sentence is decided before the court case. If it was an everyday joe that shot her, I would probably pity him as he was just another powerless pawn. If pitying a murderer sounds strange, I remind you all that neither the writer nor the readers of this blog have any experience with being powerless.
2) There can be no justice in a country with no equality. Pakistanis are the first to admit that there are two distinct classes of people in Pakistan – the productive class (10% that keeps the country running) and underclass (the uneducated 90%). There can be no equality between the two, the concept is ridiculous. The role of the productive class is to elevate the underclass – a role their leaders have shamelessly abandoned in exchange for making a fast buck. This is the origin of the shame that goes with the label “Pakistani” – in general either you are an idiot or a crook.
The death of Bhutto is no tragedy. It is a black comedy.