Monday, August 18, 2008

Pakistan President Dies in Mysterious Air Crash

Today in 1988, Vice President George H. W. Bush announced that he has chosen Dan Quayle as his running mate. Before answering questions at a news conference at Bush headquarters in New Orleans, the vice president commented on the tragic death of Pakistan President Zia. Both Zia and US Ambassador Arnie Raphel died this morning in the crash of a transport plane of the Pakistan Air Force. "The first thing I want to do is just say how horrible I feel about that tragedy in Pakistan this morning. As most of you know, the government of Pakistan announced the death of President Zia. He was a friend of mine and Barbara's and been extraordinarily hospitable to us on more than one occasion," Bush said. Read full story

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