April 13, 2004

AFTER SPAIN, WILL TERRORISTS TRY TO TOPPLE TONY BLAIR, so as to install more pliable and pacifistic socialist types?

If so, they'd better watch out for London Mayor "Red Ken" Livingstone, who was recently heard remarking:

I just long for the day I wake up and find that the Saudi royal family are swinging from lampposts.

Response: "And you thought these neo-cons were bad."

That should give them pause. Now if we could just get John Kerry to call for nuclear strikes on Tehran. . . .

UPDATE: Er, one reader, who I won't embarrass by naming, thinks that I'm advocating nuclear strikes on Tehran above. No, I'm pointing out the benefits in terms of deterring terror of having an opposition that's not more appealing to terrorists than the incumbent. I doubt that many people missed that, but just in case. . . .

ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Gerald Hanner emails:

Rational readers didn't think that; your point was obvious. There are, however, those who go into lunar orbit at the mere mention of the word "nuclear."

Yes. I just got another from someone who blamed all Americans for being quick on the nuclear trigger. Er, but if that were true, the world would be a very different place. But perhaps people who take Ken Livingstone seriously (there are some, right?) perceive reality differently. . . .