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
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