Thursday, July 07, 2005

We're All Targets: London was hit this morning by a small but deadly terrorist attack. As of now, it appears four bombs went off -- three on subway trains and one on a double-decker bus -- killing at least 40 people and injuring more than 300. Preliminary indications point to Al Qaeda.

To be honest, it amazes me that small-scale attacks on soft targets don't happen more often. Granted, there have been a number of attempts that have been thwarted. But if two dorks from Columbine can figure out how to make pipe bombs, then Al Qaeda terrorists should be able to finagle a car or backpack bomb with little trouble.

The truth is, it doesn't take much to garner international media attention. A shootout at the Capitol building with an extremist shouting "Allah Akbar!" would get 24-7 coverage.

I believe it's inevitable that another attack will happen on American soil. I expected one before the November elections -- fortunately it did not occur. The fact that there hasn't been an attack here for so long leads me to believe that our strategies in the War on Terrorism are succeeding. But, of course, that's debatable, and we've got plenty of time to argue the finer points of this war.

In the mean time, this is a moment that we should stand in solidarity with our only true ally, Great Britain. We're fighting this war together, and we mourn their loss. God Bless.


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