July 07, 2005

London Calling


From UPI: Security tops G8 agenda after London bombings.

Britain Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision to leave the G8 summit to take charge of the response to the London bombings, now assumed to have been the work of al-Qaida, underscored the prime responsibility of heads of government for the national security. The other powerful concerns of the G8 summit -- poverty in Africa and global warming, the rise of China and the unstable system of international finances -- faded into lesser proportion as London's casualty toll rose to a reported 20 dead and at least 160 wounded after a concerted attack on the transit system of the British capital.

A headline prior to the London attacks: Climate tops G8 agenda.

UPDATE July 11: This cartoon appears in today's Investor's Business Daily and tomorrow's Detroit News.

Posted by Forkum at July 7, 2005 08:07 PM