Marky Steyn's typically brillant column in today's U.K. Telegraph echoes themes that must be explored, in the wake of Thursday's terrorist attacks in London. As Steyn so aptly notes, the seeds of yesterday's bombings were sown years ago; then allowed to germinate and flourish by governments and politicians more concerned with political correctness than protecting their citizens.
In his final paragarph, Steyn cautions that a continuation of current policies is tantamout to a death wish for the west. We should hope that such warnings are being heeded in western capitals, but I'm hardly optimistic. Almost four years after 9-11, our borders remain wide-open, the ACLU is demanding "justice" for the Gitmo detainees, and liberals are openly suggesting that our military presence in Iraq is the root cause of recent terrorist attacks.
After becoming Britain's Prime Minister in the dark days of 1940, Winston Churchill noted in his journal that he went home and had a restful sleep, because "someone who knew what had to be done was finally in charge." Six decades later, the current generation of western leaders--refusing to take the steps needed to ensure our security--look more like Chamberlains than Churchills.