The terribly smart chap at the top of Britain's Sucking up to Arabs Ministry Foreign Oriface Office wrote a memo to the Prime Minister warning that all sorts of bad things would happen if Britain continued to be involved in Iraq etc. This memo has now been "leaked" to the Observer and gleefully reported by the ever impartial BBC both of whom can't be happier to claim that this really did cause the London bombings, ignoring completely the possibility that this might just be a pretext and that the recruiters could probably have found another one. Needless to say neither outlet is willing to come clean and explain why this could be either a surprise or something that should affect government policy. One suspects that the reason for this is that justifying that would merely point out how hypocritical the antiwar people are.
Firstly, one suspects that some civil servant in the late 1960s or early 1970s pointed out that involvement in Northern Ireland might lead to British resident Irish people becoming willing to support the IRA in terrorist campaigns in Britian. Indeed I seem to recall that this was proven to be the case in some of the IRA bomb attacks. Funnily enough this did not immediately cause British troops to be removed from Northern Ireland and if it had the outcry would probably have caused the fall of the government in question. However while it was apparently just fine to ignore the risk of more radical catholic Paddies, according to our Dhimmi civil servants and media we must avoid at all costs the possibility of more radical Islamic recruits. Why?
Secondly a strong argument cold probably be made that the Dhimmi media has helped in the radicalization process by repeatedly printing negative stories about Iraq under the coalition and not daring to give equal space to more positive stories or viewpoints such as Christopher Hitchens. Skewing your reporting and then reporting the negative consequences of such a skew as if they are a surprise is rank hypocrisy and the sort of thing that would be called propaganda if it emanated from somewhere like China - come to think of it that was precisely what it was called when the Chinese media whipped up protests against Japan - but not if it occurs in the "liberal" western media.
Quite what one should do about our FCO, an organisation which boasts about brown-nosing the Muslims in a way that doesn't happen to any other foreign group - read the memo linked above - is unclear, but I would think that one possible option would be to end such brown-nosing policies, fire (or demote) the individuals who suggested them and those who implement them.