Thursday, July 7

TO THE VICTIMS, THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, OF THE "7/7" ATTACK IN LONDON, AND TO ALL BRITS

We in America know and understand your pain and the terrible grief and sense of loss that engulfs you. You are in our thoughts and prayers, as allies, as free citizens of the world, and as fellow human beings. We know this tragedy will test, but not weaken your resolve. The terrorists must be defeated. Your government will not respond as the government of Spain did to a terrorist attack on its transportation system. Your government will not turn tail and run. You Brits have always had a backbone in the face of tyranny and your courage and love of country will sustain you. Know this: we remain at each other's side and will see this dreadful thing through until free men and women prevail against this insidious cult of evil and cowardice.

Do remember the words of Winston Churchill:

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last.