Pakistan may have burst onto the television screens of average Americans Thursday morning with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. But for Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, the turbulent nation at the forefront of the Bush administration’s war on Islamic terrorism had long ago quietly displaced Iraq as the central example in his attempt to articulate a new, dramatically different foreign policy.Howie P.S.: The Chicago Sun-Times has "Obama: U.S. needs to come down hard on Musharraf."
Rice said Obama isn’t likely to take any dramatic moves in the next few days that could further destabilize the country.
“This is a very sensitive and precarious situation, and it is not one on which we or anybody else ought to play politics and he won’t be doing that,” she said.