Short Term Memory (Letter to the Editor)

Short Term Memory (Letter to the Editor)

July 15, 2005
Originally published in The Washington Times

An unwitting yet hideous ex ample of the politically correct, can't-we-move-on short memories of the elites exposed in Tony Blankley's spot-on analysis "Short memories, politically con rect lies" (Op-Ed, Wednesday) appeared concurrently in. London's left-wing Guardian.: With nary a week having passed after the worst terror attack in London since. World War II, a Blair Cabinet minister took to its pages to warn Englanders of "the greatest challenge facing the global community." This greatest threat is of course . . . climate change.

Yes, it is true. While the bodies of the victims of the real threat confronting civilized man still lay. buried under, an ex-, ploded train car, and the blood still ran in the tubes that for 80 such days and nights during the blitzkrieg harbored London's brave citizenry, the current secretary; of state for environment, food and rural affairs, Margaret Beckett,. opened her stirring call to action with this obscenity.. Why not name Y2K or the Loch Ness Monster instead as the greatest threat is anyone's guess.

What is clear is that — all proper admiration for our plucky British cousins notwithstanding;; — this particular . display from the leadership, is :a ,far cry from "we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the: elds and in: the streets, we shall fight in the hills .