Blair And Balanced

Despite what Jimmy Carter and a lot of Brits might think, British Prime Minister Tony Blair had it dead right in his recent manifesto: “A Global Alliance for Global Values.”

Stated Blair: “This terrorism, in my view, will not be defeated until we confront not just the methods of the extremists but also their ideas. I don’t mean just telling them that terrorist activity is wrong. I mean telling them that their attitude to America is absurd, that their concept of governance is pre-feudal, that their positions on women and other faiths are reactionary. We must reject not just their barbaric acts, but their presumed and false sense of grievance against the West, their attempt to persuade us that it is we and not they who are responsible for their violence.”

Would that President Bush could articulate it that well.

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