From Ahmed Rashid’s column in today’s Washington Post:
In recent weeks, she had publicly taken on the Taliban extremists — something Musharraf has not dared to do, despite all his bluster and bonhomie with President Bush since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. With Bhutto gone, there is no one who can play such a role.
Plain and simple, folks.
Update: But which book?
Coming Anarchy found an article from Hindustan Times that claims, “In 2002, [Bhutto] sent a book by Robert D Kaplan [to Indian Opposition Leader LK Advani] as a gift, writing a note saying she thought of him when she saw the book.”
I must know.