It's too tempting to point out the irony that Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter was in Islamabad last night, waiting for a dinner meeting with Benazir Bhutto that tragically never happened. If the Pakistani authorities want to make this mess go away quickly -- and clearly they do -- who would be better to consult with than the author of the "Magic Bullet" theory. But Specter's services apparently aren't even needed -- the Musharraf regime is already to announce the case is closed:
Musharraf initially blamed her death on unnamed Islamic militants, but Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz told The Associated Press on Friday that "we have the evidence that al-Qaida and the Taliban were behind the suicide attack on Benazir Bhutto."
He said investigators had resolved the "whole mystery" behind the opposition leader's killing and would give details at press conference later Friday.