Lebanon, NH--“Benazir Bhutto was a remarkable and courageous woman,” Buckey said. “She knew and understood both Pakistan and the West, and she will be missed.”
“As Martin Luther King once said, ‘Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.’”
“Benazir Bhutto was clearly dedicated to Pakistan and concerned about its future. But she worked though politics and the ballot box. Her sacrifice reminds us that we can’t allow the forces of violence and fear to win,” said Buckey.
Jay Buckey, M.D. is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from New Hampshire. He flew as a payload specialist astronaut on the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1998, and he also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for eight years. He is currently a professor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and an adjunct professor of engineering at the Thayer School. He and his family live in Hanover, NH.