The real 'war on terror' was 20 years ago.
I have got so fed up with the hysterical reporting of the so-called 'bomb attacks' this weekend'.
Have our leaders forgotten what a bomb attack is?
Do New Labour not know the difference between a handful of desperate hate-filled religious obsessives and a full-blown terrorist campaign?
The one was a ruthlessly conducted military style campaign conducted by a well organised network of paramilitary cells led by calculating ruthless killers well armed with high explosives, Armalite rifles and supported by millions of dollars worth of support from around the globe.
No-one was safe - as recently as 1997 bombs were regularily destroying large parts of our major cities.
Prime ministers and cabinet ministers were frequently attacked, with all three Tory Prime Ministers - Ted Heath (his study bombed in 1974) Margaret Thatcher (Brighton Bomb 1984) and John Major (Downing St Mortar attack in 1991) suffering very near misses.
The other - the current 'threat' consists of a handful of terrified fanatics armed with little more than petrol and caravan gas canisters, without even the basic common sense to avoid parking their 'bomb' in a tow-way zone.
I know the July 7th bombings were awful and further attempted attacks seem certain but we must keep the reality in perspective, these 'terrorists' are nothing of the kind, they are fanatics attempting to create tragedies but they have much more in common with the Waco seige, The Ohm sect (poisoning the Tokyo underground), Odaeyang, the Order of the Solar Temple sect and countless other suicidal religious sects that have come to light over the years.
They are not even terribly good, of eleven attacks that we know about since 2005, only one has succeeded and this latest effort must be marked down as 'almost a farce' it was so amateur.
This country has faced down a proper co-ordinated terrorist campaign; and we did so without widespread removal of our basic civil liberties.
Surely this Labour Government hasn't created a sense of 'threat' and panic simply to increase their powers over us?