Following the tragic assassination of Benazir Bhutto yesterday in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, the threat of losing democracy in a commonwealth country seems an immediate threat.
The twice former Prime Minister, Ms Bhutto look set for a third term in office, following elections due to be held next month but she was shot in the neck by a gunman who then blew himself up along with the 4x4in which she was travelling.
Such a tragic event has brought chaos to Pakistan and President Pervez Musharraf, the current leader has been forced to declare marshal law.
The assassination has brought many western leaders to condemn the atrocity. UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown called it a 'cowardly act' (he's an expert in them) and US President George Blush also expressed outrage and both fear that a country armed with nuclear weapons could become a global threat. Even so, following her death, shares in oil have risen (whereas nuclear elements remain stable) and he warned:
"The whole situation could blow up in our face. In my opinion there is only one man for the job. My 'poodle', Tony Blair should be top dog."
Tony Blair who is currently a United Nations Envoy to the Middle-East is considering going to Pakistan to stand for democracy in Bhutto's place - well sit down at least!
He is reported as saying; "After all, I have plenty of experience in politics and would love the challenge to be a democratic leader once again. I want to be the first man in history to become Prime Minister of 2 nations and I want to do it openly and fairly like I did in good Old Blighty!"
He then added: "I wonder if they would let me and Cheri star in "Blair Goes to Bollywood?"