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Friday, July 13, 2007

How Soon Would Al Qaeda Attack US?

As stated in this earlier post, Al Qaeda's strategy wouldn't include another attack within the U.S.A. in the foreseeable future since such an attack would be likely to stir us up. If they know us, they would want to leave us alone at home -- expecting that we would be more likely to withdraw from Iraq and perhaps most of southeast Asia when the majority of Americans feel no immediate need to take or continue military action.

Are we getting to the point that the foreseeable future includes an attack within our borders?

Maybe, since the Democrats apparently succeeded in persuading a majority of Americans that the situation in Iraq is not only hopeless but not worth American lives and money.

Note how this report published in the Chicago Tribune indicates that Al Qaeda has infiltrated the U.S.A. --

al-Qaida Works to Plant U.S. Operatives
By KATHERINE SHRADER
Associated Press Writer
Published July 13, 2007, 5:51 AM CDT
WASHINGTON -- Al-Qaida is stepping up its efforts to sneak terror operatives into the United States and has acquired most of the capabilities it needs to strike here, according to a new U.S. intelligence assessment, The Associated Press has learned.

And, in this article, note how the Democrats immediately put their own cynically negative "spin" on the interim report submitted to Congress yesterday:

Democrats shun Bush's positive view
Leaders call report proof that war is now a futile effort

By Aamer Madhani and Mike Dorning
Washington Bureau
Published July 13, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Soon after the Iraq report card arrived on Capitol Hill on Thursday, skeptical Democrats depicted the Bush administration's positive outlook as a cynical attempt to put a fine gloss on an increasingly grim situation.

The reaction marked at least one profound measure of how the balance of power on the war has begun to shift, with Congress taking an increasingly aggressive posture in its push to force President Bush to bring troops home -- a posture punctuated by Thursday's House vote to require the withdrawal of U.S. forces beginning within 120 days.

If Al Qaeda leaders decide that an attack within the U.S.A. would be more likely to push us over the edge and cause our withdrawal from Iraq (much like the bombings in Spain preceded Spain's withdrawal), then we are in great danger.

How much farther can the Democrats go before Al Qaeda decides an attack in the U.S.A. would be consistent with their strategy?

Maybe we will only know after the attacks occur, but it seems more probable than not that the Democrats have chosen a partisan political strategy that increases the danger for us.

If attacked again within our own borders, how will Americans react? Of course, the Bush haters will be angry at the president -- just as they direct all anger and blame at him when our enemies attack Americans in Iraq. But, how will those who aren't unhinged by hatred of President Bush behave?

Al Qaeda leaders will be pondering that question and, in their effort to answer it, looking closely at how we now behave.

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