Friday, December 28, 2007

Marriage Confidential

Radmila: "How was your day?"
The Mister: "Ok."
Radmila: "Did anything interesting happen?"
The Mister: "Uh-uh"

Two hours later:
Radmila: "Whatcha doin'?"
The Mister: "Watching basketball"

45 minutes later:
Radmila: "Am I buggin' you?"
The Mister: "Yep"

12:15am, in bed

The Mister: "are you sleeping?"

Radmila: "Trying to"

The Mister: "Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. She was pretty bold, eh? She ran the Pakistan Peoples Party, a centre-left political party in Pakistan affiliated to the Socialist International. She was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state, having been twice elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. She was sworn in for the first time in 1988 at the age of 35, but was removed from office 20 months later under the order of then-president Ghulam Ishaq Khan on grounds of alleged corruption. In 1993 Bhutto was re-elected but was again removed in 1996 on similar charges, this time by President Farooq Leghari.

Bhutto went into self-imposed exile in Dubai in 1998, where she remained until she returned to Pakistan on 18 October 2007, after reaching an understanding with President Musharraf by which she was granted amnesty and all corruption charges were withdrawn.

She was the eldest child of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a Pakistani of Sindhi descent, and Begum Nusrat Bhutto, a Pakistani of Iranian-Kurdish descent. Her paternal grandfather was Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto, who came to Larkana Sindh before partition from his native town of Bhatto Kalan, which was situated in the Indian state of Haryana.

She was assassinated on 27 December 2007, by two gunmen as she was entering her sport utility vehicle after a gathering of the Pakistan People's Party. Shortly thereafter, a suicide bomber exploded in the crowd, killing 14 people and injuring many others. On December 28 it was announced that a member of Al-Qaeda was believed to have masterminded the attack (wiki)."

Radmila, wide awake.

Snoring from the other side of the bed.