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  • True Colors

    Posted by James R. Rummel on July 7th, 2005 (All posts by )

    The guards at Buckingham Palace, to show support for America after the 9/11 attacks, played the Star Spangled Banner instead of the usual God Save the Queen. I get a lump in my throat every time I see it.

    The Guards played the Spanish national anthem, Marcha Real, after the Madrid bombings last year. They wanted to put aside one of the most beloved of British traditions for one day to show respect.

    Publius Pundit reports that we hoisted the Union Jack over the State Department today, the first time in history that a foreign flag has flown there.


    (Hat tip to Glenn.)


    2 Responses to “True Colors”

    1. chrisr Says:

      Well that didn’t take long…

      I’m driving in to work this morning and I pop on NPR, and they are talking/reporting on London and the very first three pieces that come on are about the violent backlash that the muslim community in London might experience and a call for an investigation into what British intelligence “did wrong”.

      give me break…

    2. -keith in mtn. view Says:

      It’s simply amazing how they can live in a world of might and could and suggest to themselves and others that the mights and coulds have actually taken place – it’s a huge topsy-turvy fantasy world of their imagination that somehow defies penetration by actual bombings and *stuff*…