Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Intelligence? Saudi Arabia got hit pretty hard by Al Qaeda over the weekend, and that country has shown its own incompetence in dealing with terrorists. But aside from that, I'm wondering if those attacks were what the U.S. Justice Department was talking about when officials there said they expect an imminent attack, possibly over Memorial Day weekend. Remember, the warning was based only on an increase in "terrorist chatter."

In World War II, we broke the Japanese code early on and were able to follow almost everything they were doing. Now it's been almost three years since 9/11, and we aren't able to tell whether attack is going to happen overseas or in our own back yard.

I hope I'm wrong about our current state of our intelligence gathering. People say that the fact that there hasn't been another terrorist attack in the U.S. since 9/11 is an indication of how well we're doing. I'm still skeptical.


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