Bill Richardson Thinks Pakistan Should Completely Recreate Itself, Like, Now
Most of the Democratic candidates' statements about Bhutto have called for calmness in Pakistan until shit gets sorted out. Hillary mentions that she and Bhutto knew each other pretty well, which some people think is evil politicizing, but these same people like to destroy Hillary Clinton in every post, no matter what she does. The statement that's really making waves today, however, is that of the Mexican candidate, Bill Richardson. Instead of urging calmness, he says that right now, Musharraf needs to step down, and entire new Pakistani government needs to form, and we'll like, give them a sandwich or something if they do this.
Christ, Bill, give them some time to get their shit together:
We must use our diplomatic leverage and force the enemies of democracy to yield: President Bush should press Musharraf to step aside, and a broad-based coalition government, consisting of all the democratic parties, should be formed immediately. Until this happens, we should suspend military aid to the Pakistani government. Free and fair elections must also be held as soon as possible.
It is in the interests of the U.S. that there be a democratic Pakistan that relentlessly hunts down terrorists. Musharraf has failed, and his attempts to cling to power are destabilizing his country. He must go.
Well Jesus, don't expect a day of mourning from me when your shit comes undone.
Bhutto statements [Politico]