They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Brown has good terror scare

The Guardian said the initial signs are that Mr Brown, seen as a powerful intellect but socially awkward, has so far fared better than his predecessor Tony Blair who left office on Wednesday after 10 years in power.

"The big risk was that (Brown) would succumb to the temptation to win spurs as a warrior against terrorism by overreacting,'' the left-leaning daily wrote in an editorial.

"That is what Tony Blair did soon after the 2005 London bombings, when ... he stood up and announced the 'rules of the game have changed' and committed himself to eye-catching, draconian measures,'' it added.

Such an impulsive approach, it said, failed to make Britain more secure and set his government up for defeat in parliament when it tried to have terrorist suspects held for 90 days without trial or charge. Link