Dear Mr. Obama,
"Pre-9/11" is when al-Qaida terrorists were planning to fly those planes into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and most probably, the White House or Capitol to kill as many American citizens as possible. We were blindsided by that attack. The "reduction of terrorism threat and scale" you're talking about is not very comforting, sir.
(AP) - Some call it wishful thinking, but President Barack Obama has all but declared an end to the global war on terror.
Obama is not claiming final victory over extremists who still seek to kill Americans and other Westerners. Instead, he is steering the United States away from what he calls an equally frightening threat: a country in a state of perpetual war.
In a landmark speech Thursday in which he sought to refine and recalibrate his counterterrorism strategy, Obama asserted that al-Qaida is "on the path to defeat," reducing the scale of terrorism to pre-Sept. 11 levels. Read more...