Thursday, April 24, 2003
Al Qaeda Damaged

ABC News ('A' for America, not for Australia) is reporting here that Al Qaeda may have been seriously damaged by recent anti-terrorism efforts. Seriously damaged to the extent of not being able to mount the kinds of attacks that result in massive death and destruction like those of 11 SEP 01. If true, that's a major accomplishment for the US government and its allies, and it should provoke reconsideration of what's necessary in the new current context (Iraq whipped, Al Qaeda broken) for maintaining or increasing security for US nationals at home or abroad.

Sure there are and always will be new and remaining challenges, but does the Patriot Act II address any of them?