Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Al Qaeda in Iraq planned attack on U.S.

ABC News reports that coalition forces captured documents in Iraq which indicated Al Qaeda operatives were planning an attack on the United States. They were going to try to use student visas to get into the country.

"This appears to be the first hard evidence al Qaeda in Iraq was trying to attack us here at home," said ABC News consultant Richard Clarke, former chief counterterrorism adviser on the U.S. National Security Council.

The plan was uncovered in its early stages, and sources say there is no indication that the suspects made it into the United States. Officials also emphasize that there is no evidence of an imminent attack.

The hunt for suspects continues, however, and some fear that al Qaeda recruits in Iraq could be easily redirected.

"Anyone willing to go to Iraq to fight American troops is probably willing to try to come to the United States," Clarke said.
Wait a minute, I'm confused about something.

Don't the terrorists know that we're fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here? How could they break the rules like that?

Maybe Bush needs to say it again, so they'll get the message.