December 27th, 2007
02:15 PM ET
7 years ago

Schneider: How Bhutto assassination affects W.H. race

Watch Bill Schneider from Des Moines, Iowa.
Watch Bill Schneider from Des Moines, Iowa.

Watch Schneider discuss how the death of Pakistan's former prime minister again places the spotlight on the war on terrorism and experience in a tight 2008 presidential primary race.

soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Dan (Columbia, MD)

    I think her death does not help any of the Democrats running for President.

    The left, of course, will say it's fear mongering but the sad reality is that the world is a dangerous place and the islamic fascists they want to appease can not be reasoned with.

    Our next President will have to be both strong and diplomatic and while the Democrats claim to be diplomatic they most certainly are not strong on national defense.

    In the end I think this helps candidates like John McCain or Fred Thompson.

    December 28, 2007 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  2. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    What? The anti-secular platform of the republicans mirrors that of Al-Qaeda so perfectly that mere mention of it is too dangerous to you? A little touchy CNN. You'll lose credibilty worldwide by hiding this.

    December 28, 2007 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  3. Steve in SC

    Charles Holzer,

    Don't forget Congress funds presidental policy! There are both Dems and Repubs sitting on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee! Congress has a share of whatever blame is being tossed about. Not just that but the majority party is not effective enough to draw any opposition votes to the President's policies. There is enough blame to go around especially to those who did the actual killing and failed to protect Ms Bhutto! We seem to hve plenty politicians and a severe lack of statesmen (McCain would be the closest). Our major problem is a party first, America last mentality! Is it any wonder people are turned off by the political process? Just my thoughts

    December 28, 2007 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  4. Kame

    sal lincoln, don't point any fingers at people when you don't even know who did it. you might think you do, but you only think that you know, you don't know for sure. Besides Al Queda already claimed it was their doing, and it would be logical if they were behind it. The last thing they want is a woman in power in a Muslim nation.

    December 28, 2007 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  5. Tom Wittmann

    I have not read comments stating that the murder of Bhutto seems to be a nearly
    obvious Al Qaeda strategical step to embarass Musharaff and avoid a stabilization of his regime by integrating a democratic component, which would
    weaken its support between the Pakistani population, without which Musharaff alone is not able to eradicate it..

    And of course, another strategical plus-point for it is the reaction of the shortsighed international press and some politicians, clamoring for a weakening of the support of Musharaff by the US.

    December 28, 2007 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  6. slimtrim

    does anybody hate this guy as much as i do? lose the hat.

    December 29, 2007 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
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