A definite sign that the London scare this afternoon is not as serious as two weeks ago: a BBC World Service reporter has just remarked that the police in protective equipment entering the Warren Street station resembled the Michelin Man.
UPDATE: A couple of other points. Tomorrow is Tony Blair's 11th anniversary as leader of the Labour party. Any chance the pileup of events might trigger renewed thinking about how long more he wants to stay in the job?
We also think it's weird that the right-wing bloggers went straight into "words speak louder than actions" mode as their response to the London bombs -- specifically the words of John Howard, Australian PM ["JOHN HOWARD'S DEVASTATING RESPONSE to dumb press questions about Iraq" (Instapundit); "JOHN HOWARD RULES" (Warren Bell, 1 of many such posts at the National Review)].
Could it be that the tough talk of Dubya and his pillion passenger is getting jaded, even to eager ears?