Steyn on UN bombing in Iraq

08.25.03

Mark Steyn on the UN bombing in Baghdad:

At the moment, there’s only one hyperpower (the United States), one great power (the United Kingdom) and one regional power (Australia) that are serious about the threat of Islamist terrorism. There’s also Israel, of course, but Israel’s disinclination to have its bus passengers blown to smithereens is seen as evidence of its ”obstinacy” and unwillingness to get the ”peace process” back ”on track.” What a difference it would make if one or two other G-7 nations were to get serious about the battle and be a reliable vote in international councils. But who? France? It’s all business to them, unless al-Qaida are careless enough to blow up the Eiffel Tower. Canada? Canadians get blown up in Bali, murdered in Iran, tortured in Saudi Arabia, die in the rubble of the UN building in Baghdad–and their government shrugs. Belgium? They’d rather issue a warrant for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld than Chemical Ali.

Yeah, read the whole thing.

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