Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Al Qaeda outlook not good

From the WTF department...

President Bush's top counter terrorism officials have released a comprehensive anti-terrorism report, the largest one since 9/11. The news is not good when it comes to the war against al Qaeda. It seems that the cease fire negotiated in Pakistan has allowed al Qaeda to reach new strength over the past two years.

While the president has argued that Iraq is the "central front" in the war on terror, al Qaeda has gained strength in the mountains of Pakistan's under the protection of the region's warlords. American officials have been meeting in recent weeks to discuss how to confront the resurgent threat. The report is the consensus view of the 16 agencies that make up the American intelligence community.

The picture to above shows a Pakistani soldier "guarding" its boarder with the warlord region.

Meanwhile, the White House continued to harp on Iraq as the central front in the war on terror, saying that Osama bin Laden (remember him?) also thought of it that way.

Bin Laden was unavailable for comment.

1 comment:

byrd said...

I have no doubt that Al Qaeda has grown stronger in recent years as its name has been spread across the globe.

I dispute, however, that Iraq is not a central front in this war. The leadership of Al Qaeda hates America and want to attack America. The question that rings mind is why has there not been another attack on US soil since 9/11 ? There can be no doubt that bin Laden would certainly murder Americans in their homes if he could. Perhaps the American war in Iraq has taken the war to Al Qaeda and thereby protected America. It has been 6 years since an attack on America soil and, as far as I am concerned, that is the only number that matters when talking about the war on terror.