If he had been blown to bits last July 7 — as desired by young Mohammad Sidique Khan, who stood three feet away from him and set off a bomb in a London subway car — then sociology professor John Tulloch wouldn’t have been able to write a book about his experiences on that fateful day, and about how he does not consider himself an “innocent victim.” In One Day in July, due out this month from Little, Brown in time for the one-year anniversary of the bombings, Tulloch describes his injuries — the head wounds, the shredded face, the shattered eardrum, the shrapnel still lodged behind his ear. Noting that he feels no anger for his would-be killer but rage for the foreign policies of Tony Blair, Tulloch declares: “I’m not on one side or the other,” according to Australia’s The Age. As reported in the Guardian, Tulloch gazed at photographs of the terrorists, thinking of them on a first-name basis, and wept in sympathy to see “one of the suicide bombers, Germaine [Lindsay], with his wife and babies. Here was this loving woman with her children. It brought tears to my eyes.” He adds, “I don’t approve of their actions.” Well, well! Harsh words! He ends the book with a letter to his would-be killer, who can’t read it, being dead. In the letter, Tulloch declares: “I don’t accept the label of innocent victim that the media want to give me. My British and Australian governments have taken that innocence away.” In The Age, Tulloch misuses the imperfect-past tense as he comments: “If I lost somebody very close to me, I don’t know if I could have written the book at all.” Dude, you almost lost somebody very close to you.