This astounds me so much that I am at a loss for how to respond. Be sarcastic about their how ironic it is that they were more effective than they wanted to be? Attempt a "well, they're not really hardcore terrorists, are they?" comedy routine? The most bad-taste response eludes me.
I just cannot believe that someone could plan a bombing of a public place, in order to kill people, but declare it unacceptable that they had killed as many people as they did. And yet this is exactly what some of the Bali bombers have just said (ABC News).
What the fuck did they think they were trying to do? Get just the right amount of carnage, death and suffering to cow people without getting them pissed off? I don't believe that terrorists are automatically mentally ill or any other standard of not-normal, but I can not see where the fuck their thought patterns were leading them if that was the end result.