February 10, 2006
Some people have asked for details about how more terror attacks have been prevented by the administration. Yesterday, President Bush gave them what they asked for.
In a speech to the national guard association in Washington, D.C., President Bush gave more details than ever before about a foiled attack on the west coast in October, 2002. He said the plotters planned to hijack a number of commercial airplanes and fly them into buildings in Los Angeles. Shoe bombs would have been used to blow open cockpit doors to gain access to the plane controls. The plot was foiled, said the president.
The people captured in this plot need to be put on public trial so their evil may again be exposed.
There is plenty going on behind the scenes in the war on terror and this is a good example. The president’s remarks should again remind us of the seriousness of this war and how long it will be before we can declare victory. And that day may be far into the future.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.