Should we shout? Should we scream? What happened to the post-war dream? Oh Maggie, Maggie what did we do?
Yes, Pink Floyd lyrics. Roger Waters was writing about (and to) the architect of the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher, best known for her eponymous economic program and the train wreck of an economy it has brought modern Britain, and known less-than-affectionately among her countrymen as, "Mrs. Thatcher the milk-snatcher" for her ultra-conservative antics in a junior cabinet post in the early 1970s.
But, it appears the Republican front-runners are going out-of-their-way (by the width of the entire Atlantic Ocean!) to embrace the controversial neo-colonialist former occupant of 10 Downing Street; what exactly are Giuliani, Romney, and Thompson trying to tie themselves to? A war that killed nearly 1,000 people over a clump of rocky sub-arctic islands with a population of scarcely 3,000? The economic program that reversed decades of progress toward social justice in one of the world's great powers and plunged it into a nearly permanent state of recession? The ghost of Reagan past?