Al Qaida made the news again with its July London terrorist attack, a tragedy that ironically also showed how much weaker the organization is compared to six years ago, given the crudity of the bombs used compared to their previous strikes. With these guys back in the news we have continued denial of their alliance with Saddam Hussein's Iraq in some circles, even as the evidence continues to prove Iraq's alliance with Al Qaida. As for the oft-repeated claim by the Left that the liberation of Iraq has caused an increase in Al Qaida activity, the facts prove otherwise, and they include the inevitable decline in enemy aggression after two years of fruitless wastage.
Add to this the recent stories about Able Danger, the US Army's data-mining project that in 2000 identified Mohammed Atta and several other terrorists who would do the dirty work of the September 2001 hijackings, only to be rebuffed by a Clinton administration unwilling to take terrorism seriously (which some have speculated is the reason for Sandy Berger's destruction of archives after the Clintons left the White House, for which he got caught). As The Weekly Standard points out, German police arrested several Iraqi intelligence agents in February 2001 and found they were working with Osama Bin Laden, and also notes the illogic behind the 9/11 Commission's agnostic conclusion about the meeting of an Iraqi intelligence agent in Prague in April 2001 with Mohammed Atta, a conclusion recklessly cited by the antiwar crowd to deny Iraq's alliance with Al Qaida.
It has to be said again - 9/11 was an act of war against the US.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Thursday, September 08, 2005
It was inevitable that Hurricane Katrina would lead to endless Monday morning quarterbacking from the Bush bashers, an activity that gets its comeuppance here and gets an even nastier comeuppance to novelist Anne Rice.