Because London ain't listening.
When Osama is too busy (or bored with the whole terrorist thing or perhaps dead) he lets his trusted lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahri take the helm of the good ship al-Qaeda, so it was his cheerful little face that broke the bad news earlier tonight that we should expect more attacks here in London. Yeah cheers Ayman, but we're way ahead of you. We were expecting them before the two attacks actually happened and we've been expecting more since and we'll keep on expecting them for the foreseeable future. We just won't let them have the effect that you seem to wish they'd have.
As for saying that we have to get our troops out of Iraq... again we were at the front of that queue. Back in 2003 almost two million of us marched because we thought Blair was wrong in the first place. The thing with Tony is that he's not prone to doing things he doesn't want to so we reckon he'll go on ignoring your demands just like he did our suggestion that following Dubya's lead was perhaps a mistake.
But telling us to get out or else we'll get bombed is only going to get you laughed at or perhaps told to fuck off and annoy someone else.
There are many reasons not to have invaded Iraq, but we're not going to pull out on your say so. We understand you may be a little cut off from things and it may well be that you only just heard of the attacks themselves (because we don't believe for a moment your little boy's club is all that organised), but surely you've heard of what a stubborn bunch we are. Bringing the capital to a halt is not going to work in a country that enjoys queuing.
Of course elsewhere it looks like Mr Blair is once again under more pressure to pull out early - and we're not talking rubbish birth control from Cherie:
British intelligence services do draw such a link between US/British foreign policy and the violent attacks carried out by extreme Islamists both on military targets but also the mass murder of civilians. So do senior Tories, Ken Livingstone (who today called for British troops to be pulled out of Iraq) and the Foreign Secretary who has said that the UK is part of the security problem in Iraq. It's just the defiant Tony Blair is one of the few who doesn't.
That was on Channel Four mate and over here we still pay more attention to people sat behind desks shuffling important looking pieces of paper than we do some nutter living in a cave.