Losing the War on Terror

The front page of today's Guardian has a picture of what it looks like when you let the terrorists win: Armed police used to be almost unknown on British streets. Now they're becoming alarmingly commonplace. I saw two outside Liverpool Street Station yesterday; armed, like the two above, not just with pistols, but with big,…

Weird Law-Enforcement Things

There were three slightly weird law-enforcement- or intelligence-related stories in the news today: Two jailed in Northern Ireland over police officer's murder. I heard the policeman's wife on the radio. She spoke calmly about how getting the murderers off the streets was good for the community, and positively about the people who had bravely given…