Thursday, March 06, 2008

It Would Tell Me That They're Trying Harder

Commander Warns of al-Qaida Threat to US - 6 Mar 2008 at 10:19pm - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Al-Qaida terrorists may be plotting more urgently to attack the United States to maintain their credibility and ability to recruit followers, the U.S. military commander in charge of domestic defense said Thursday. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, chief of the U.S. Northern Command, told reporters he has not seen any direct threats tied to the U.S. presidential elections. But he said it would be imprudent to think that such threats are not there. "We need only to look at Spain and see that they're certainly willing to try to do something that is significant that could affect an election process," Renuart said. "I think it would be imprudent of us to let down our guard believing that if there's no credible threat that you know of today, there won't be something tomorrow."
Has someone suggested that he let his guard down? What is he talking about?

"If an organization like that is to maintain credibility and continue to grow more of its extremists, it has to show tangible results," Renuart said. "So I think there may be a certain sense of urgency among that organization to have an effect. So it would tell me that they're trying harder."
So there's no actual threat -- only a theory? Why the press conference?

Court order sought in e-mail controversy - 6 Mar 2008 at 10:22pm - WASHINGTON -- A private group told a federal court Thursday the Bush administration made apparently false and misleading statements in court about the White House e-mail controversy.

Army: Psychiatrists needed on warfronts - 6 Mar 2008 at 10:18pm - WASHINGTON -- U.S. troops on the battlefield found it harder to get the mental health care they needed last year, when violence rose in Afghanistan and new tactics pushed soldiers in Iraq farther from their operating bases.


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