As we mourn the dead in London and pray for peace, we should remember why we’re in this mess in the first place. A deadly dance is going on before the world’s eyes between George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden. Like most dances, it requires two eager partners.
As John Pilger argues in "Blair’s Bombs" , the wide-eyed zealots running American foreign policy today (and the spineless British leaders who are going along with it despite their own intense misgivings) share a measure of responsability for this heartbreaking carnage with the monsters who carried it out. That’s the reality we all need to face as the media and political elite go into overdrive to paper over the Bush/Blair role in steadily escalating this conflict.
May God protect us all, from terrorists and crusading neocons alike.