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Alone Again, Naturally

So much for the “lone wolf“:

“We’ve now developed evidence that shows the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview on ABC television’s news program “This Week.”

Fair enough. But would it kill public officials to “develop evidence” showing that the next Lone Wolf of the Week actually is a lone wolf before going out and announcing he is?

Next time round you can bet that, as always, there’ll be a stampede of government bigshots insisting, before anything’s known, that this latest guy is just another “isolated extremist“. All jihad is local, right?

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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