Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Globe weighs in on lessons from UK attacks

On Sunday, Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman told ABC News:

"I hope these terrorist attacks in London wake us up here in America to stop the petty partisan fighting going on about... electronic surveillance."

A great editorial in today's Boston Globe, however, draws exactly the opposite conclusion. The Globe says there are "worthwhile lessons to be learned" from what happened in Britain:

"In their effort to deal with terrorism, authorities can work within the law. They do not require unconstrained power... Britain is fighting terrorists without branding them unlawful enemy combatants, without torturing them, and without frightening the populace with evocations of an apocalyptic war between good and evil."

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