Via Mark Steyn:
"Belgian Cabinet Minister Says Tomorrow's Train Bombing Is All Our Fault".Fact is, American leadership too has immersed into strategies of appeasement and paying tribute, though it is often dressed to appear as something else.
Daniel Greenfield writes:
Back when the Marines first saw action against the Barbary pirates, most nations found it easier to pay than fight. Jefferson's "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute" set us apart. The Marines came into being because America decided to invest in defense instead of protection money. But defense today is so tangled with tribute that it's hard to tell the two apart.