Stephen Harper insisted last week that we will not be intimidated by terrorism. He then did everything he could to ensure we will be intimidated by terrorism.
The never-ending war on terror launched by an American president has inspired the Conservatives and their supporters. That way lies fear as the source of public policy decisions.
Harper has sought to strengthen ties and relations with David Cameron, celebrating the "similar values" they share. His speech Thursday to the British Parliament comes at an opportune time.