The Pakistani government says it has evidence that al-Qaeda and the Taliban were responsible for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benasir Bhutto, claiming it intercepted an al-Qaeda leader's message of congratulation for the assassination.
If so, Osama bin Laden may have finally tripped. As the former prime minister pointed out, assauting a woman is an affront to Islam. If that holds true with her murder, then one can only wonder if this would prompt a backlash from Islamic fundamentalists.
The assassination further shows how volatile the Middle East truly is.