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Britain’s Operation Kratos is not a brand-new policy, but one backed by sound logic and a historical precedent in Britain’s last counterterrorist campaign. It withstood the backlash of Operation Flavius, and it ought to weather the storm over the tragedy of Mr. de Menezes. If shoot-to-kill for suspected bombers was good enough for the IRA under Thatcher, why should al Qaeda get a pass under Blair?
I doubt it will console the family of Mr. de Menezes to think that his death might yet prevent more deaths in the future. But if we are to find some good in this tragedy, it is that the terrorists now know that Britain, despite her politically correct rhetoric, is deadly serious about defending herself.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?