The British election makes it three
British politics is another of the many topics on which my expertise is virtually non-existent.
But I just wanted to say that, about a year ago, on the eve of the Australian elections, I was pretty pessimistic. The three major allies of freedom and the fight against terrorism--as I saw it, anyway-- were all coming up for re-election within the next year: Howard in Australia, Bush in the US, and Blair in Great Britain. I thought it very likely that all three would be defeated, and I felt that result might be disastrous for the cause of democracy around the world.
Well, we know what happened with the first two. And now we've got the results of the third. And yes, Blair's majority could have been greater. But with the relentless drumbeat of negativity that's been pounding ever since the Iraqi war, I'm willing to call this victory a victory, rather than a defeat.
The Freedom Trifecta. Or maybe a better metaphor would be the Freedom Hat Trick.