Monday, March 22, 2004

I HATE TO SAY IT, BUT . . .

Italy and the UK are next. Maybe Poland, who knows.

After al Qaeda successfully got what they wanted from the Madrid bombing (change in government, troops to be pulled from Iraq), they have to be emboldened by this move. Though 9/11 didn't have the desired effect (it only made things worse for them), 3/11 appears to be working marvelously.

With Italy, Berlusconi is not the typical Italian leader of the past 25-30 years and Blair is already not extraordinarily well-liked by the Brits. And the Polish leader is backpedaling.

As I see it, the terrorists will hit whomever they think is most vulnerable to public opinion. But should Iraq have public, democratic elections before then, the outcome of another attack may not be to their liking.

Andrew Sullivan has written an excellent piece on this subject. Read it.


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