Kevin Drum links an an Observer article drawing attention to the fact that British authorities are quite annoyed by the sloppy approach of the Americans in dealing with the latest terrorism plot. Basically, they are calling on the American authorities to "stop leaking details of this month's suspected bomb plot over fears that it could jeopardise the chances of a successful prosecution and hamper the gathering of evidence." Why are we not surprised? The Bushites have always been more concerned with using terrorism for political purposes, instead of actually doing something that would curb terrorism. We already know that the Americans persuaded their British counterparts to move prematurely.
Drum also shows that the British are more comfortable living in the reality-based community, as 72 percent believe Bush-Blair policies have increased the risk of terrorism. Americans seem more stuck in the Bush bubble, as the Decider still achieves a solid 55 percent approval rating on terrorism.