Our prayers and best wishes are with the people of India, the latest victims of Islamic fascism.
India is the world’s largest democracy, it has more English speakers than any other country in the world, and it should be one of America’s greatest allies — much more than it is now — and I think it will be one day.
For now, we have a common enemy.
UPDATE: I see some people asking the question whether Pakistan is involved in this, with the idea seeming to be that the worst thing that could happen would be for India to retaliate if so. I ask them this: If the Mexican or Canadian government were implicated on an identical attack on New York, would any American accept no response as the proper response from our government? The Indians should determine who is behind this attack, and retaliate forcefully. If it is Pakistan, the USA should cancel the large weapon sale we are about to make to Pakistan (See also this), and consider what further steps are necessary. Our so-called “allies” in the “war or terror” — Saudi, Pak, Egypt — are in fact the major training grounds, ideological heartlands, recruiting depots and funding sources for the other side, the jihadi side, in this war. We will need to figure that out. The Indians do not have the option of deluding themselves about it.
UPDATE II: Eyewitness accounts of the attack.