Now that we know the London bombers came from Leeds, I guess we should root out terrorism at its ugly heart and bomb Leeds back to the stone age.
It worked in Afghanistan, didn't it? Then we should go invade Scotland. Yeah, that should do the trick.
Lots of comparisons are being made to the way Londoners handled the "incidents" the other day and the "troubles" with Ireland in previous decades. Ironically, the IRA situation was handled, finally, with diplomacy and a recognition on both sides that further violence wasn't the answer, and today, the prospect of IRA terror is remote. (More irony: it was President Bill Clinton who sponsored George Mitchell's peacemaking efforts. Guess that's what Karl Rove was talking about when he mocked "liberal" solutions to terrorism as "offering therapy".)
If the IRA terror threats had been handled the same way 21st century terrorism is dealt with, the British army would have first rained bombs on Northern Ireland and then invaded Scotland.
How many times can I say in one week the "war on terror" isn't working?
I just hope when we bomb Leeds we don't accidentally destroy any of the cultural heritage. The Brontë sisters were born not far from there. It'd be a shame if the parsonage were lost, along with its priceless artifacts.
Also, aren't there white people in Leeds? Shouldn't we, like, warn them or something?