Like all of us, I'm still in shock and horror about the terrorist attack on London earlier today. No, the death count may not reach the levels of 9/11, Bali or Madrid, but the indiscriminate savagery of the attacks is the same.
I did a post over at TPMCafe.com that represented a preemptive strike on the idea that Britain was targeted strictly because of its involvement in Iraq, because I am quite sure that's what we are soon going to hear from all sorts of circles, especially in Europe, where there has long been an illusion that it's possible to strike a separate peace with Jihadist terrorism by engaging in anti-American posturing now and then. Today's New Dem Dispatch deals with the significance of the attacks more generally.
Virtually the whole world expressed simple solidarity with our country after 9/11. I hope the differences of opinion about how to fight terrorism that have arisen since then will not inhibit a similar expression of solidarity--especially from Americans--with Britain today. --