Oy -- this is Kevin Drum, one of our guys:
In any case, if it does turn out to be al-Qaeda, I wonder how that will change things? It's been something of an article of faith in America that if 9/11 had happened in Europe there wouldn't have been so much resistance there to the Iraq war. These train bombings aren't 9/11, of course, but they're plenty bad. Will it affect European opinion much about America's approach to fighting terrorism?
Only if the Europeans suddenly forget that there was no connection between Iraq and al-Qaeda, and that overthrowing Saddam -- obviously -- didn't make Europe the slightest bit safer. Dammit, Kevin, you know better!