If her body is exhumed, what guarantee will there be that "this evidence" hasn't been tampered with, and how can anyone ever know for sure if it has, or not? And re. whoever does the autopsy, will they be permitted to do a professional job, unhindered by Musharraf's thugs? And will the reporting be unbiased and accurate? All information that comes out of Pakistan, in the current climate, should be regarded with skepticism.
If anything, Bhutto's party will have a representative there at the exhumation and at the autopsy. Some other news that has gotten through the "filters"...
From Alalam News...
Bhutto's spokeswoman Sherry Rehman, who said she was in the former premier's motorcade at the time of the gun and suicide attack, rejected government claims that the death was caused when Bhutto's head hit her sunroof.
"I was actually part of the party which bathed her body before the funeral," said Rehman, who added that her car was used to transport Bhutto to hospital.
"There was a bullet wound I saw that went in from the back of her head and came out the other side.
"We could not even wash her properly because the wound was still seeping. She lost a huge amount of blood."
Rehman accused the government of mounting a cover-up over Bhutto's death.
"The hospital was made to change its statement. They never gave a proper report," she said.
"I believe the interior ministry is saying that she died from some concussion that may have taken place against the sunroof.
"This is ridiculous, dangerous nonsense because it is a cover-up of what actually happened."
Also from Time magazine's website...
A Bhutto Successor?
A Pakistani television news channel also carried reports that Bilawal will be made the new leader, which the channel said accorded with Benazir Bhutto's wishes. If confirmed, the teenager will become the third leader of the 40-year-old center-left party, one of Pakistan's most powerful. Bilawal will follow his grandfather, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who founded the PPP in 1967, led Pakistan as Prime Minister for four years in the mid 1970s and was hanged in 1979 by a military government, and Benazir, who took over from her father and was killed in a shooting and suicide bomb attack two days ago.
Well, in many ways this is what has to be done. Garner the sympathy vote. If he survives to even campaign. If the country even continues the elections. And if the country itself doesn't crumble into civil war.