Friday, September 08, 2006

Odd Juxtaposition on American Safety Post 9-11

As President Bush calls America safer, New York City officials announced its monitoring of more groups intent on harming U.S. What’s wrong with this picture?

"Many Americans look at these events and ask the same question: Five years after 9/11, are we safer?" Bush said. "The answer is: Yes, America is safer."

A separate article stated:

While al-Qaida operatives and their homegrown imitators remain the greatest concern, Hezbollah should not be ignored, police officials said. They emphasized the point by showing footage of a Hezbollah rally in Lebanon where a massive crowd chanted, "Death to America."

Historically, the Lebanon-based Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran and is called a terrorist group by the United States, has been most active in the Middle East, but "we're worried that may be changing," Falkenrath said. The city has pockets of Hezbollah loyalists who could be incited to violence, the NYPD intelligence analysts said.

Safer, as the President adds lists of terrorists intent on harming Americans or our interests abroad? Clearly not.

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