Greetings From Across The Pond

I was in Cadiz when the bombs went off and I’m now on my way to London. Still, I have been able to connect with NRO and The Corner from time to time, and I would like to add my two cents to the debate about whether the Brits will stand firm or wimp out in the long run. A few random points…

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U.S.

Fire the FBI Chief

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