Are up at Salon if anyone’s interested. Not very coherent, but not notably wrong, either. I do wish I had been closer to the action. I know it sounds callous, but that’s what journalists do. I want to see, not watch things on television.
I note that Salon, just as much as everyone else, immediately fitted the bombs into their preferred narrative: in their case, that warmongers will be punished by the peace-loving electorate for their crimes.1 I don’t think that’s going to happen. Even if it did, I don’t think it would diminish our danger much. Though it is true that there are now far more and better-trained terrorists than if we had not invaded Iraq, it doesn’t follow that there will be fewer if we pull out. It may just encourage them.
1 Dr Baber, who should know better, said much the same. But if Blair is replaced, it won’t be by an anti-war leader. We’re too far in for that.