December 02, 2005
Al-Qaeda Quiet in U.S.
The U.S. hasn't suffered a terrorist attack in some time. Some of it has to do with law enforcement working on to catch internal cells using tools like (some parts of) the Patriot Act which is up for renewal. Some of it can also be explained by military action overseas. That is Congressman Peter Hoekstra's (R-MI) opinion.
Hoekstra said the terrorists are focusing on Iraq instead of the U.S. The "flypaper" argument of the Iraq War is working. That's nice for Americans but I'd be peeved if I were an Iraqi listening to him.
Kevin Brock also sees a shift toward Iraq. "That is where most of the people willing to commit suicide are going," the deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center told reporters.
No one should become complacent. It was a clear, blue day Sep 11, 2001. No one expected death to rain down from the sky. Constant vigilance is required until the clash of ideologies is over.
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