Sunday, July 30, 2006
...we were more secure than we are today, according to John Kerry.
Funny he should say that. Five years ago today, Mohand al Shehri flew from Ft. Lauderdale to Boston. The next day he flew to San Francisco on the same type of plane as that flown on United Flight 175, which he would help to hijack 42 days later.
Kerry and other Democrats who allege that we are less secure today may or may not be right -- since attacks are virtually always surprises, there really is no way of proving him right or wrong. For all we know, there are al Qaeda operatives casing American targets right now, hoping for the mother of all anniversary attacks. We have, however, gone just under five years without another mass casualty attack on American soil, something that nobody in either party or in the American security establishment would have predicted in the fall of 2001. This, despite the best efforts of our news media and the loyal opposition to expose the means by which we might snare other soldiers in al Shehri's army.