From the point of view of the perpetrators, this was done in the service of peace, and in obedience to Allah. This can be abundantly established from the words of those who share their ideology. But the learned analysts continue to look everywhere else they can for the possible motives and goals of those who do such things. From the TimesOnline, :
CROWDS of passengers were boarding buses to leave Baghdad for the more tranquil south when the first of three bombs exploded yesterday, ripping through the busy bus station in the centre of the capital.
Minutes later a second exploded, catching the injured from the first blast and the rescuers who came to their aid. Then, as the casualties were being rushed to nearby al-Kindi hospital, the third exploded just metres from the gates of the emergency room, cutting down policemen, doctors and the wounded.
The devastating series of bombs that hit Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 43, broke the recent tense lull that prevailed across the city in the run-up to the expected announcement of a new constitution. Insurgents were said to be stockpiling their explosives for a spectacular attack to greet the country”s new charter, but the deadline passed without agreement and it was only yesterday morning, when meetings resumed, that the explosions happened.
When they did, they were ingeniously barbaric, detonating over a period of less than 20 minutes. “This was organised “” they were trying to kill as many people as possible,” Ali Jassim, a traffic policemen, raged amid the wreckage in al-Nahda bus station.