John Reid, in entirely coincidental and apolitical comparison, invokes inventors of Second World War to encourage technological solutions to terrorism.
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I thought of you immediately when I heard Reid’s extraordinary comments – although perhaps not so extraordinary, coming from the man who unilaterally shut down Heathrow Airport (and most of central European airspace) for reasons which have yet to be explained satisfactorily to any of us. (Not that I’m suggesting that this was a deliberate act of self-aggrandizement by Reid with the tacit support of his lame-duck boss, who was then on his summer holidays, of course.) Reid appears to now have free rein to operate as the UK’s Rumsfeld, elevating(?) the rhetoric of the ‘War On Terror’ from the tenuous to the farcical. I think the title of your post says it all.
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