Today is the feast day of Saint Lucy, the patron saint of all things eyes. There are major festivals in Sweden at this time.
At least there should be.
This is the Swedish prime minister's lukewarm response to a suicide attack this past week-end:
Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt warned Sunday against drawing hasty conclusions with regards to the terror attacks in central Stockholm at the weekend.
"Three things happened last night, a car exploded ... a man died and (intelligence agency) Säpo and (news agency) TT received a message threatening Sweden. The three events are not confirmed as having any link to each other," Reinfeldt told reporters....
"It's completely unacceptable for this to happen in Sweden but a lot of questions still have to be answered before we can draw any conclusions," Reinfeldt said.
"We need more facts and we need to of course discourage reactions to this until we know more," he added.
It's this kind of spinelessness and total lack of foresight that allows this kind of thing to happen. The prime minister can stick his head in the sand if it makes him feel better. Had the attack been worse, I'm sure he might just do the same thing he is doing now. What leadership! What resolve!
Yes it was a terrorist attack in a European country so liberal that even the Jews Raoul Wallenberg saved during the Second World War no longer feel safe because their new countrymen won't defend them. If people don't get it by now, they probably never will.
Sort of related: calling out hypocrites in the Netherlands.
Another blow to the community organiser-in-chief:
From Rex Murphy:
In her Sept. 11 interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson, Sarah Palin had this to say about Russia: "They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska." Is that true?