Bhutto's American Friends
11:21 AM, Dec 28, 2007 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Arianna Huffington has posted a rather moving elegy for her late and long-time friend Benazir Bhutto:
I'm struck by how many Americans have offered these kind of personal anecdotes as a testament to Bhutto's character. She had written a diary at Slate, a blog at the Huffington Post, and apparently kept a correspondence with Mark Siegel--and this is the tip of the iceberg I'm sure. Christopher Hitchens offers a more even account, but he's no less troubled by her death (he, too, had personal history with Bhutto). Of course, not everyone is sad to see her go, but for all her faults, she was right on what mattered most--she was an ally in the war against Islamic extremism.