Initially, I wanted to write that I thought that Bhutto had a hand in her own assassination because she was in a vehicle, standing through a sun roof, that made her an easier target. While I thought that she may have accepted the fact that she was going to be killed, I didn't understand why she seemed to make it easy.
I didn't write it, here, because I realized it may have been too far out there. I did write it in other blogs though. But it looks like I wasn't the only person wondering.
In our shock and sadness over Benazir Bhutto's murder, a question haunts my Westernized thoughts: Why wasn't she more cautious?
The former Pakistani prime minister and current opposition leader was standing up and waving to cheering crowds through the sunroof in her white SUV, judging by photos taken just before she was killed.
She was greeting crowds in the same cheerful, open-air way two months earlier when a suicide bomber killed 140 people at her welcome-home parade in Karachi. A great tragedy might have been avoided this time had she only stayed in her seat.
She knew the odds, yet fear was a luxury she refused to afford. Bhutto was vying for leadership again after living in exile for almost a decade. The television ad wars, familiar to American campaigns, are not enough for an opposition leader in Pakistan. Pakistanis had to see her, hear her and even touch her. She accommodated them.
Read the entire article because it goes into more than what I just quoted.