January 23, 2006

SERIOUS JUST DOESN'T MEAN WHAT IT USED TO:

U.S. Weighs Bin Laden's Words (CBS News, Jan. 19, 2006)

Michael Scheuer, a former CIA officer who tracked bin Laden for 10 years as part of a unit he created, told CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer that this latest threat should be taken "very seriously."

The important thing about bin Laden, Scheur says, "is that the coordination between what he says he's going to do and what he does is very nearly 100 percent over the past decade. He's a very deadly serious man."

Scheuer said the offer of a truce is "very similar to one he made to the Europeans about two years ago. They paid no attention to what he said and then, thereafter, al Qaeda did attack twice in London. I think it would be foolish not to take this as a very serious threat to the United States."


If that's the best al Qaeda can do to Europe--and there's every reason to believe it is--it's time to stop taking them very seriously and downgrade them to serious nuisance.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 23, 2006 7:15 PM
Comments

Given that(a)Scheuer's no longer in the loop (b) we haven't increased the alert level and (c) we seem to have enough intel on AlQ that we hit the compound containing their #2 and a bunch of other high level folks not two weeks ago . . I'd have to agree with oj, just this once.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at January 23, 2006 7:43 PM

Soccer sucks?

Posted by: oj at January 23, 2006 7:46 PM
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