Friday, December 28, 2007

The Bhutto Assassination

As everyone is more than aware at this point, Benazhir Bhutto has been assassinated in Pakistan. To be sure, the event is a tragedy for that region of the world; it's global effects are, I think, still murky.

While I generally think it's inappropriate to think about the effects of the event on our domestic primaries, the consensus on that issue seems to be that McCain benefits most and the relatively unexperienced foreign policy candidates like Obama and Paul lose some support.

From the perspective of determining who did this, Ed Morrisey has a pretty convincing analysis.

As for making sense of the implications for American foreign policy, my initial inclination is to agree with John Derbyshire, but the fact is that it's way too early to have much of an inkling as to the regional and global fallout from this event.