Here‘s what Tony Blair said at the news conference with President Bush today:

And one of the things we’ve got to stop doing is stop apologizing for our own positions. Muslims in America, as far as I’m aware of, are free to worship. Muslims in Britain are free to worship. We have plural societies. You know, it’s nonsense. The propaganda is nonsense. And we’re not going to defeat this ideology until we in the West go out with sufficient confidence in our position and say, “This is wrong. It’s not just wrong in its methods; it’s wrong in its ideas, it’s wrong in its ideology, it’s wrong in every single wretched reactionary thing about it.”

Blair’s got big brass balls.