The San Francisco Chronicle quotes John Ashcroft about the possiblity of another al Qaeda attack in the US this summer or sometime soon
"The Madrid railway bombings were perceived by Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda to have advanced their cause," Ashcroft said. "Al Qaeda may perceive that a large-scale attack in the United States this summer or fall would lead to similar consequences."
And again, the suggestion that a vote for Kerry is a vote for the terrorists.
I've both read Al Gore's speech in NY and watched the broadcast on C-Span. I agreed with everything he said and was happy to hear him say it. But you know, he was speaking to a Move-On sponsored group so the words "preaching to the choir" present themselves. We'll see how the media treat it tomorrow, but I don't much expect it will change anything. The Democratic base is already pretty damn energized and seems to be the only place where Shrub's vaunted 'uniting' works.
The RNC's response to the speech was charming as usual.
“Al Gore served as Vice President of this country for eight years. During that time, Osama Bin Laden declared war on the United States five times and terrorists killed US citizens on at least four different occasions including the first bombing of the World Trade Center, the attacks on Khobar Towers, our embassies in East Africa, and the USS Cole.”
“Al Gore’s attacks on the President today demonstrate that he either does not understand the threat of global terror, or he has amnesia.”
Okay, this is of no importance whatsoever, but it's just too cool.