“Despite our successes in taking out leaders and infrastructure,” said the official, “al Qaeda’s operational capability appears to be undiminished.”
More from another story:
The government has concluded that al-Qaida has rebuilt its operating capability to a level not seen since the summer of 2001, The Associated Press has learned.
A new threat assessment suggests the group that launched the most devastating terrorist attack on the United States has been able to rebuild despite nearly six years of bombings, war and other tactics aimed at crippling it.
And even more:
Chertoff told the editorial board of the Chicago paper Tuesday that he had a “gut feeling” that a terrorist attack on the United States was likely over the summer.
“The intent to attack us remains as strong as it was on September 10, 2001. We’ve done a lot to degrade the enemy’s capability, but the enemy has also done a lot to retool its capability,” he told the newspaper.
This is terrifying news. I hate to disagree with our great President (if indeed we do disagree), but I think Sam Brownback is absolutely right in his declared political solution: dividing Iraq into three states (the United States of Iraq). If we can wrap things up in Iraq, we can redeploy our forces in the War on Terror and finish off al Qaeda once and for all. It’s time to get serious about the other important front in the War on Terror.
NOTE: This is my opinion, and not necessarily that of Senator Brownback. He will speak for himself. But I think we can all agree that something more needs to be done if these reports are true. (Remember, this is Blogs 4 Brownback, not Blogs of Brownback.)
If you haven’t prayed for America’s protection lately, it’s time to start. Stocking up on canned food and bottled water wouldn’t hurt either.