Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Al Qaeda Returns Stronger than Ever -- Thank Joe Knollenberg and George Bush

According to a breaking story in Newsweek,
Al Qaeda has reconstituted its core structure along the Pakistani border and may now be a stronger and more resilient organization today than it appeared a year ago
the new NIE’s conclusions about Al Qaeda activities in Pakistan, along with the increasing signs of jihadi militants flowing out of Iraq, suggest that the U.S. counterterrorism community may now be facing the worst of both worlds: a reconstituted Al Qaeda leadership coupled with a growing and dispersed worldwide army of angry jihadis inflamed by the U.S. presence in Iraq. The new document’s conclusions also could make it more difficult for the White House to argue, as it frequently has in the past, that President Bush’s post-9/11 efforts have made the country “safer.”
So, once again, we have even more evidence that the Knollenberg/Bush war in Iraq hasn't made us safer -- if anything, it has made us less safe.

That certainly seems to eliminate any debate next year about Republicans like Knollenberg being strong on security -- Knollenberg has made us all less safe by giving Bush a blank check in Iraq.

Also, though not at all surprising, Joe "Do Nothing" Knollenberg has not introduced a single piece of legislation that would tighten our borders, or improve security on planes or trains, or increase our intelligence gathering activities, etc.

"Do Nothing" Knollenberg has done nothing at all.

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