Of course, I blame America
Yes , it's sad that 37 people (so far) are dead and 700 injured. My sense of outrage is tempered a bit by the knowledge that in the time it takes you to read this post, probably 20-25 people died in the Sudan. Or, you know, [insert some other trouble spot here]. People die all the time. It's a huge tragedy, but we don't get worked up about it. We probably should, but we don't.
I can't help wonder that if our president had been serious about his war on terror, we might have broken the power of Al-Qaida by now, instead of fucking around in Iraq. Weren't we supposed to be destroying this organization? This makes me so angry that I try not to think about it. People who voted for this fucker did so because he made them feel safe. That's the only fucking reason. It wasn't because of his excellent job with the economy, or his enlightened attitude toward social problems, or his fabulous program to curb illegal immigration - it was because he was "tough on terror." True, this attack didn't happen here, but it's only a matter of fucking time before we get a repeay because Bush is too busy engaging in a "my dick is bigger than yours" contest with the pathetic ex-dictator of Iraq. Fuck him. How's your fucking war on terror today, George?
What do the terrorists want? They want exactly what we have given them - we have turned our society into the kind of society that they want. Our CIA can kill heads of state who are surrounded by bodyguards, but we can't find the heads of this pissant little terrorist organization. Maybe if we had found them, brought them to trial, proved they were fucking wackos, and thrown them in jail (which would be, you know, the Christian fucking thing to do), the non-insane people who think they're true representatives of Islam wouldn't be on their side. But no. Fuck that. We're the United States! Fuck all of you.
I hope the U.K. hunts these criminals down. I really do. They need to be punished. And now is not the time to engage in conspiracy theories or in blaming the West. But I would love to hear someone, any-fucking-one in government say something to the effect of "Boy, we shouldn't have given Osama bin Laden all those weapons years ago." I'm tired of the attitude that the West is completely faultless in these attacks. Okay, these terrorists are fucking nuts. They are evil people. But they believe they have a cause, and the problem is, a lot of non-insane people agree with them, and the United States doesn't do jack shit to try to convince them otherwise. Bush just tells them that democracy is awesome. Well, shit, of course it is. The Middle East needs more than that, especially when we're still supporting a hugely corrupt regime (Saudi Arabia) that thinks democracy is a Satanic concept.
Fuck you, Bush. Today I hate him even more than usual. I don't know if going after Al-Qaida three years ago would have stopped this, but I do know going after Saddam didn't fucking help. Asshole.