When the G7 meets this weekend, economics will take a backseat to security issues, in light of the Manchester concert bomb. This heinous attack, leaving 22 dead, including children, will remind the 7 of the dangers they face.
The UK, France, Germany, and the US have all faced serious ISIS-related violence in the past year. Some attacks are more audacious and deadly than others, but all increasing the level of threat.
President Trump promised retribution against ISIS but always refused to say what he would do, scoffing that he wouldn’t reveal his plans. Now it’s time for the G7 to be more definitive in how they will attack back. Proclamations that the terrorists won’t win, are not sufficient for a public that is increasingly concerned. Voters want policies not promises.
The G7 is a more useful body than the G8 ever was, and a heck of a lot better than the G20. Now it’s time to do something.