Pakistan’s AAJ TV is reporting that “Paramilitary forces killed Rashid Ghazi and more than 50 of his militants on Tuesday after 15 hours of fighting in Lal Masjid compound at the climax of a week-long siege.”

Ghazi is the brother of the mosque leader who tried to sneak out in women’s clothes a few days ago. Ghazi had said the he would rather die than surrender.  While I’m pleased he got his wish, I hope that it does not cause the downfall of President Musharraf.  He is far from a great man, but is almost certainly better than his likely replacement and the risk of a fundamentalist islamic uprising in a country that plays a critical part in the war on terrorists.

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