Make London Safer: Appease Terrorists and Invite Extremists

Despite the tone of the title of the post, I must say Ken Livingstone has penned a persuasive article in today’s Guardian on making London safer.

While I don’t buy the argument over Iraq increasing the danger of terrorism, I like the qualification he makes: if the war had been justified it would have been worth the risk. Well I think the attrocities there did justify it. And acknowleding this rather than focusing on the danger is important because it’s so often peddled as a reason not to be in Iraq and the argument is: do what the terrorist want to save ourselves.

Furthermore I can’t find fault with his argument in favour inviting apologists Palestinian suicide bombers… loath though I am to concede this point, the actions of the Israeli government do seem to validate his argument…

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