I would beg to differ. Judging by the amount of devastation, blowing up such a plant is of great value to someone with destruction and fear in mind. Just be damn glad it didn't happen in your neighborhood.
I did not post those remarks and agree with you..infrastructure is on the AQ hit list. I read the stuff the terrorists wrote after we captured the info at Tora Bora. The AQ manual use to be on the FBI website..but the PC police took it down. They talked about hitting nuclear and chemical sites.
Like oil refineries, these are GREAT targets of opportunity.
By blowing up this one it sure as hell caused a lot of devistation and loss of life. If YOU lived next door, you might think different.