It may be a bit early to comment in this way with 5 dead, and 40 injured after the attack in Westminster yesterday.
But it could easily have been so much worse.
For those who are not aware, every afternoon Westminster is crawling with hundreds or thousands of pedestrians. Any half-competent attacker armed with a vehicle would have a hard job keeping the casualty figures down to 50-odd.
And then to leap out of a hired car armed with a couple of knives just makes the attacker look pathetic.
Yes this is the worst terrorist attack in London for a decade – which just goes to show just how little terrorism there really is.
Yes there were deaths and terrible injuries, but to me it seems that mocking the attacker is an appropriate reaction.
If you look at recent terrorist attacks in Europe, most of the terrorists turn out to be pathetic petty criminals, and it won’t surprise me if this latest attacker also turns out to be a petty criminal. He’s certainly cowardly, pathetic and incompetent.