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Here's Tony Blair, recalling 9/11 in a speech a few weeks later to the Labor Party Annual Conference, Oct. 2, 2001:
Think of the cruelty beyond our comprehension as amongst the screams and the anguish of the innocent, those hijackers drove at full throttle planes laden with fuel into buildings where tens of thousands worked.
They have no moral inhibition on the slaughter of the innocent. If they could have murdered not 7,000 but 70,000 does anyone doubt they would have done so and rejoiced in it?
There is no compromise possible with such people, no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror.
Just a choice: defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.
Listen to the speech in full. Still inspiring, two years later. Do antiwar Leftists who deride W as an inarticulate idiot make the same claim of Blair? Do they as readily dismiss the Anglo-American case made articulately? One gathers they do, but how can they?