Re: One event changes attitude in UK-----how strange
Brits have suddenly stopped bashing Bush because reality has smacked them in the face. It is very sad that it took such violence to force a change in attitude.......blah de blah.....
If the "let's kick some ass" section of your population actually aimed your initial post 9/11 wrath at Al Quaida, in Yemen and other such well known hideouts, instead of wimping out against a soft target, for reasons known only to the Bush administration, various oil Companies and Halliburton, the massive recruitment of new "insurgents" would have been severely curtailed, if not stopped altogether.
As things stand, owing to Bush's illogical strategy, virtually the whole AQ network is still in place, the Moslemworld feels aggrieved at what is happening in Iraq, and their young hotheads are clamouring to join in the fight. Most of those end up going into Iraq to fight our fellow countrymen. Some however, are learning how to explode bombs in civilian cities around the western world.
I will continue to "bash" Bush, for either not having the brains, the balls or the morals to go hell for leather at AQ, when he had the vast majority of the world behind him.
We have paid for this recently, and somewhere else will probably be in a similarly awful situation in the future, and so on.
Bush has managed to open up what was a simple matter of the USA v AQ, into what is now seen as the Western world, against the Moslem.
We are not chumps over here, as you imply. We probably have stricter anti terrorist laws and greater powers of arrest and imprisonment, than you have in the USA.
The preachers of hate that were on our streets have now been arrested, and have been in prison for some months.
However, they all have fixed charges against them, and trials will be forthcoming.....oh, and they dont wear orange boiler suits whilst being carried on stretchers in front of news cameras, on their way to "interrogation". They also have access to lawyers. We havent gone the "Gitmo" route yet, as we still believe in a fair system of justice, and more importantly, we dont want to inadvertantly assist them in their recruitment, as you have done so very effectively.