There are a number of conflicting reports out there. The most recent one being the most surprising:
Pakistan’s interior ministry said Friday that Benazir Bhutto died from hitting her vehicle’s sunroof when she tried to duck after a suicide attack, and that no bullet or shrapnel was found in her.
Ministry spokesman Brigadier Javed Cheema said the opposition leader had died from a head wound she sustained when she smashed against the sunroof’s lever as she tried to shelter inside the car.
“The lever struck near her right ear and fractured her skull,” Cheema said. “There was no bullet or metal shrapnel found in the injury.”
I’m not sure that these details are relevant. However, I suppose that won’t stop the media from convening panels that toss around her decision to wave from the sunroof while ignoring the Islamic fundamentalists who initiated the barbaric attack.
Update 1:00 PM CST:
Now Farooq Naik, Bhutto’s lawyer, calls the sunroof story a lie:
“It is baseless. It is a pack of lies,” he said.
“Two bullets hit her, one in the abdomen and one in the head. It was a serious security lapse.”
None of this matters much in the end. It’s all just fodder for conspiracy theorists. I won’t be surprised when I receive email from Ron Paul supporters claiming that she was actually assassinated by a zombie sasquatch assassin sent by a secret CIA mind control program operating out of a subterranean base which was joint financed by the Zionist-controlled Federal Reserve and space aliens.
Update 11:40 AM CST:
CNN is confirming the sunroof lever story.