2.1.08

WHAT'S PASHTO FOR "GRASSY KNOLL?" Pakistan is now seeking outside help to investigate Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Wednesday that he had requested a team of investigators from Britain's Scotland Yard to assist in the investigation into the killing of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

"We decided to request a team from Scotland Yard to come. I sent the request to (British) Prime Minister (Gordon) Brown, and he accepted the request," Musharraf said, adding that the British team would assist local investigators.

"We would like to know what were the reasons that led to the martyrdom of Benazir Bhutto. I would also like to look into it," Musharraf said in a nationally televised address.

There is skepticism about the official story.
Opposition officials have rejected the government's version of events
surrounding Bhutto's killing in a suicide attack after a rally Thursday and
demanded an international investigation.
I was somewhat annoyed to hear some news reader drawing parallels between the Pakistani inquiry and our Warren Commission. Any such commentary is nonsense. The Dallas police department cleared the Kennedy assassination by midnight on November 22, and the Warren Commission got the investigation just about right.

Let me remind readers that the most reviled President of the United States held the Constitutionally-mandated elections in the middle of a rebellion. No postponements for Abraham Lincoln.
Musharraf also said he had wanted to hold parliamentary elections as scheduled on Jan. 8, but he deferred to the decision of the election commission earlier in the day to postpone them for six weeks due to the violence.
It makes all the Iowa Caucus hype, even the very early scheduling of the event, something to affirm.

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