While England displays its strength and stoicism to the world, it's time for America to show its anger. No more guilt over detainees, no more hand-wringing over the cost of the war, and no more second guessing whether we're doing the right thing, because the terrorists don't.
While we bicker, they plan. While we can't even agree what we're fighting for, their intent is crystal clear; just read the statement of the group taking credit for the attack:
"Rejoice, Islamic nation. Rejoice, Arab world. The time has come for vengeance against the Zionist crusader government of Britain in response to the massacres Britain committed in Iraq and Afghanistan."They don't separate Iraq and Afghanistan, they understand this war better than the majority of our own citizens.
We can no longer afford to be so naive. Our allies are paying the price today, but we remain in the crosshairs. "Never Again" was not just an empty catch phrase, it had a meaning that we've begun to forget. We need to remember, and get angry.