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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Critics of Bush Disappointed in Brown

In a perfect example of how insane people are these days, the fact that Gordon Brown understands the threats we face from violent, murdering extremists, disappoints people that do not like Bush.

Danger and National Security takes a backseat once again to Bush Derangement Syndrome, to these people.

Britain's new prime minister, Gordon Brown, has disappointed American and British critics of the war in Iraq by declaring that he believes the West is involved in a "generation-long battle" against radical Islamic terrorism, that he believes the American mission in Iraq is worthwhile, and that he will stand by President Bush in his efforts to promote democracy in Iraq and in the rest of the Middle East.

After a four-hour meeting yesterday, which followed a two-hour discussion with the president at Camp David over dinner Sunday night, Mr. Brown offered little encouragement to those who hoped that the departure of Prime Minister Blair from Downing Street would lead to a weakening of the traditional alliance between America and Britain or would diminish the British resolve in Iraq.

"We are at one in fighting the battle against terrorism, and that struggle is one that we will fight with determination and with resilience and right across the world," Mr. Brown said at a press conference at the presidential mountain retreat.

While repeating his aim to hand over to "the democratic government of Iraq" the administration of the southern Iraqi province that surrounds Basra when security conditions allow, Mr. Brown did not flinch from his support of Mr. Bush, the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, or the wider war against terrorism.

Mr. Brown said it was "a great honor" to visit with Mr. Bush and "to be able to affirm and to celebrate the historic partnership of shared purpose between our two countries." The prime minister quoted Winston Churchill, who described the relationship between America and Britain as one of "the joint inheritance of liberty, a belief in opportunity for all, a belief in the dignity of every human being."

"Terrorism is not a cause, it is a crime, and it is a crime against humanity. And there should be no safe haven and no hiding place for those who practice terrorist violence or preach terrorist extremism," he said. "This is a battle for which we can give no quarter."

Mr. Brown ignored the political risk of associating himself with Mr. Bush Â-- who, along with the Iraq war, is immensely unpopular in Britain Â-- and showed that although his personal style is more earnest and less eager to please than that of his predecessor, he would not abandon Mr. Blair's steadfast support for the democratization of Iraq.

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America's most staunch ally, a partner in the war against terror and people were actively wishing the man would not work with the U.S. or understand the dangers we all face from Islamic extremists?

They have, indeed, lost their freaking minds.