A “Let’s go get ’em” attitude lead the US and their allies to Afghanistan after 9/11. Where would they have gone if the Norway attacks were in Washington, with Christianity being the associated religion and not Islam? With no real Christian dictators in power, few oil-rich Christian nations and a lack of countries in need of ‘democratization’ (to use a Bush-ism), it would have been very difficult to avoid accusations of double standards. More importantly, the often touted policy of a ‘war on terror, not a war on Islam’, would have seemed pretty thin.
My thoughts, as I’m sure the majority of decent people’s are, are with the friends and families of those that were killed and injured in these atrocities. I can’t wait to see the animal responsible face justice.
Thanks for looking.