Sunday, July 01, 2007

Excellent Interview with Tony Blair

Althouse has pointed out an interview with Tony Blair at the Guardian. In it, Tony Blair says:

Tony Blair has launched a powerful attack on 'absurd' British Islamists who have nurtured a false 'sense of grievance' that they are being oppressed by Britain and the United States.
'The reason we are finding it hard to win this battle is that we're not actually fighting it properly. We're not actually standing up to these people and saying, "It's not just your methods that are wrong, your ideas are absurd. Nobody is oppressing you. Your sense of grievance isn't justified."'
Blair, who normally chooses his language carefully when he talks about Islamists, also takes a swipe at critics who accused him of undermining civil liberties.

Althouse really nails the last sentence when she writes:

Normally chooses his language carefully. Maybe he still is.
"Absurd" is sometimes the right word.

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