Friday, December 28, 2007

Benazir Bhutto assassination

I was surprised to learn yesterday that former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who had been assassinated earlier in the day, had visited Harding University in 1991 as a speaker in the American Studies Institute. This was her first trip to Arkansas. Jimmy Carr served as Bhutto's host while she was here, and he was interviewed yesterday by a local news station about Bhutto's trip. Dr. Carr said Bhutto was very interested in the South and showed a genuine interest in Harding. She also feared for her life, even in a small town like Searcy.