Steyn: Britain’s Gotten Used to Taking It

Mark Steyn on the appalling fecklessness of the West in the face of undisguised Islamic supremacist aggression: Taking of hostages by Iran is not Britain’s finest hour.

Twenty-seven years ago, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a student in Tehran and is said (by a former Iranian president, for one) to be among those in the U.S. embassy who seized and held American citizens hostage for more than a year.


On this 25th anniversary of the Falklands War, Tony Blair is looking less like Margaret Thatcher and alarmingly like Jimmy Carter, the embodiment of the soi-disant “superpower” as a smiling eunuch. 


“It is better to be making the news than taking it,” wrote Winston Churchill in 1898. But his successors have gotten used to taking it, and the men who make the news well understand that. 

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