Despite White House claims to the contrary, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, says al-Qaida is “spreading like wildfire” and the threat of an attack is growing.
“The president has this narrative that I believe is a false narrative that gives a false sense of security, that since the killing of bin Laden everything is fine, al-Qaida is on the run, and this war on terror is over,” McCaul told Bill Hemmer on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” Monday.” Quite the contrary. I would say it’s not a pre-9/11 threat as he indicates, but rather a threat that spreads like wildfire.”
Hemmer asked if President Obama was right when he said the leaders of al-Qaida had been decimated.
Most of the leadership who had been killed were active around 9/11, and McCaul said that he thought programs and policies in place now could prevent an event like that from happening again.
“But the smaller-scale attacks – like we saw in Boston earlier this year – we are not protected from. They are much more difficult to detect, deter and disrupt,” he said. “So when he says we’ve taken out core al-Qaida, he’s talking about a very, very small faction of radical extremists.”
The threat is growing to America’s national security, and McCaul says he thinks the people need to know about the real threat level.
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