"In the minds of al-Qaida leaders, 9/11 was just a down payment on violence yet to come."
Oh no. I'm scared now. He defended the troop build up:
"It is tempting to believe that the calm here at home after 9/11 means that the danger to our country has passed."
"Here in America, we are living in the eye of a storm," he said. "All around us, dangerous winds are swirling and these winds could reach our shores at any moment."
Yes indeed, and that is why we need our National Guard here at home because of the deadly tornado season and an expected nasty hurricane season.... so what does that have to do with the war on Iraq?