The torrent of bullets that killed Benazir Bhutto cut short an epic life, one bathed in blood and awash with controversy.
Bhutto's father was hanged and a brother was shot to death. She had risen to become the Muslim world's first female prime minister, only to lose office and flee Pakistan for most of a decade in the face of accusations she was corrupt.
And when, finally, she returned in October to marshal the opposition against President Pervez Musharraf, her homecoming parade in Karachi was targeted by a suicide attacker. More than 140 people, died, but the 54-year-old Bhutto escaped injury and threw herself into the campaign.
"We have to modify our campaign to some extent because of the suicide bombings. We will continue to meet the public. We will not be deterred," she said then.
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Truth be told, while this is EXTREMELY tragic, and likely the work of the ISI and President Musharraf, Bhutto should not be held up as a martyr in the way that JFK is. Her family was extremely corrupt and so was her government. But she represented a new hope for the people of Pakistan after the years of rule by Musharraf which has not been a positive experisnce for the average Pakistani.
God rest her soul.