Colby Prof Weighs in on Bhutto Killing 

A Maine college professor says Benazir

Bhutto’s assassination is another coffin nail for the state of

politics in Pakistan.

But Colby College assistant history Professor John Turner also

says Thursday’s murder of the leading opposition candidate could be

a turning point in which those who’ve supported President Pervez

Musharraf turn against him.

Turner says that no matter what, Musharraf will be blamed for

the assassination.

Bowdoin College economics Professor David Vail was in Pakistan

in 1989 as part of a United Nations project while Bhutto was prime

minister. Vail says her killing is a signal to those with a

pro-democratic or western perspective.

Vail says that whether Pakistan can hold together is an open