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February 3rd, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Memo to the President: Tackling terrorism tougher in 2010

Top officials from five U.S. intelligence agencies believe al-Qaeda is certain to attempt an attack on America by the summer.

And while we've heard plenty of tough talk from the White House when it comes to tackling terrorism, there's a big difference between resolve and results. Our Barbara Starr reports with this memo to the president.

Related: Officials: Terror try 'certain'

Filed under: Terrorism • White House
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. ronvan

    Unless this country & WE the people are prepared to make some drastic changes & "surrender" some of our rights, this enitre situation is mute!
    Remember that we were told that we are "over there" to STOP our enemies from attacking us HERE? BALONEY!!! There is NO way to stop some deranged, religious zealot, or anyone else for that matter, that is dedicated in their efforts from completing them! YES, I would bring ALL of our troops home immediately. Not to protect us, because under the constitution & our rights, everyone would be screaming for them to stop! I would bring them home because they will NEVER win! Not because they couldn't but because of all the politics involved.

    February 3, 2010 at 7:07 pm |

    Dealing with TERRORISM IN 2010 is only tougher when you are stupid, lack fortitude and favor muslim terrorists over Americans.
    Terrorists are willing to die for their cause and it is difficult to stop all of them. America's goal should be to disrupt them in their training sites wherever they are with missles and to kill them when they are found. No lawyered up fiasco trials that drag out with mixed results.
    The only winner being the lawyer.
    Let the military do their job with zero restrictions!

    February 3, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  3. Linda Blankensop

    I'm so tired of having all of service men and women being so spread out to fight this war. I think that everyone that knows someone in the service fighting this war ask them what they think and you will find out that the government isn't telling everything that they know. For instance, that the contractors that are their get treated better than our service personal. And what about our service men and women fighting are told that they can get back-up becuase of to many civilains in the area. It is time to bring them back and protect our country borders and sites that may be attack in the future.

    February 3, 2010 at 11:22 am |