Thursday, July 12, 2007

GWOT update

So, how's that Global War on Terror working out for you?

Not at all well, apparently.

*First, there's a report that US counter-terrorism experts say that al Qaeda has rebuilt its capacity to where it was before 9/11. (Note that these professionals appear to be referring to the original al Qaeda, and not the offshoots and copy-cats who have adopted the name.) The title of the report is "Al-Qaida better positioned to strike the West." Has a ring to it. Like "Bin Laden determined to strike US," the August 2001 report that Bush ignored.

*Then The New York Times says that the NRC gave a license to a bogus company that would have allowed it to purchase materials for a dirty bomb--without any investigation. Even worse, according to The Times, "That license, on a standard-size piece of paper, also had so few security measures incorporated into it that the investigators, using commercially available equipment, were able to modify it easily, removing a limit on the amount of radioactive material they could buy, the report says." So much for homeland security.

And we're stuck with Bush and Co. for another seventeen months.

1 comment:

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

Robert Sheer has an article on Bush's Pakistan Paradox worth reading. Find it or

Check out the Navy Seals on C130's allegation. I wonder if Bush and Co, our elected Mafia really want to capture Bin Laden, et als. They call off the dogs, or seals, when they get close.

Lighthouse Keeper