Neocons scrambling to get the story straight on blame for Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto

In their haste to make political hay out of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, most neocon pundits and bloggers are lashing out at the left and the authentic right — and, of course, wasting no time in blaming Al Qaeda for the crime.

Brian Maloney, radio talk host and self-appointed “Radio Equalizer”, echoes a theme I’ve heard from the subs for Rush Limbaugh yesterday and today: The Left is reckless, moronic, and evil for suggesting that President Bush is responsible for Benazir Bhutto’s death.

Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs piles on (illustrating Joe Carter’s observations about “conservative” sheeple) by slamming Ron Paul’s suggestion that American foreign policy was responsible for Bhutto’s murder.

Thing is, Mark Steyn, neocon pundit extraordinaire, agrees with Feingold and Paul.

The State Department geniuses thought they had it all figured out. They’d arranged a shotgun marriage between the Bhutto and Sharif factions as a “united” “democratic” “movement” and were pushing Musharraf to reach a deal with them.

Bhutto was no saint, and she was anathema to the two main political forces in Pakistan. Steyn, who once lived next door to Benazir Bhutto, hits the mark. Anyone with a brain saw this coming.

Since I don’t believe that people rise to the highest levels of government by being idiots, I have to wonder who benefits most from the death of Benazir Bhutto — because it sure looks to me like she was set up.

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