British Prime Minister Tony Blair's speeches and response to the attacks on his country by Islamic terrorists have been right on target. In fact, the Democratic party here in the United States could take a few lessons from Blair. Just take a look at some of his most recent statements yesterday about the London train and bus bombings:
"Let us expose the obscenity of these people saying it is concern for Iraq that drives them to terrorism. If it is concern for Iraq, then why are they driving a car bomb into the middle of a group of children and killing them?"
Exactly. But you see, to the left in this country and elsewhere, all terrorism everywhere is the result of our invasion of Iraq. Why...if we had just not set foot in Baghdad 2 1/2 years ago, none of this would be happening! Not even 9/11! Never mind that Islamic terror attacks have been going on against the United States for decades, with us doing little or nothing about it. Not this time.
We're always told by the Democrats that our standing in the world has suffered at the hands of the Bush administration, that the goodwill we received after 9/11 is now gone. Doesn't look that way from another of Tony Blair's statements, also from yesterday:
"Whatever excuse or justification these people use, I do not believe we should give one inch to them, not in this country and the way we live our lives here; not in Iraq; not in Afghanistan; not in our support for two states, Israel and Palestine; not in our support for the alliances we choose, including with America."
He also made a statement that could apply to quite a few people in this country: "September 11 for me was a wake up call. Do you know what I think the problem is? That a lot of the world woke up for a short time and then turned over and went back to sleep again." People have already forgotten about 9/11 and it will probably take another attack for the public to wake up.
Perhaps Europe is finally getting the message that the appeasement route doesn't work. Now if only we could convince the left in this country.