There have been a good number of reporting pieces and op-eds published lately (such as in this week's Weekly Standard) about the London bombings and their aftermath. Unfortunately, Candida Crewe's column in the Washington Post is not one of them. The author expresses no surprise that the attacks occurred: "I mean, why should our country, with Blair so much in Bush's pocket, and so much a part of the Iraq fray, have continued to get off scot-free?" Crewe panics when she thinks her au pair might have been on that double-decker bus. Thankfully she wasn't and Crewe considers her experience "piffling." But she goes on to say that "I suspect that Blair's co-dependent love affair with George Bush and our repellent involvement in Iraq is largely responsible for today's 'inevitable.'" Repellent indeed.
Crewe admits that "our 'stiff upper lip' is quivering a little. With full-blown anger as well as low-burn fear for the future." I think it's clear where she directs her "full-blown anger," and it's not at the Finsbury mosque.
Incidentally, the title of Crewe's memoir is Eating Myself, which I am fairly certain is banned in Iran and Saudi Arabia. The book, that is.
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