Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hooray! White House connects the dots, designates Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula a terrorist group!

It took some time, but the Obama administration has finally arrived at the conclusion that Al Qaeda is a terrorist organization!:

The US State Department on Tuesday designated al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) as a foreign terrorist group, offering legitimacy for the administration in taking financial and judicial actions on the group.

The designation was made by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton after consultation with the Attorney General Eric Holder and the Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, said State Department spokesman Philip Crowley in a statement.
No doubt a tough decision for Obama, but I'm sure he examined all the evidence and ruminated long and hard before he arrived at the conclusion that Al Qaeda is a terrorist entity.

Related: "Al-Qaeda May Be Training U.S. Citizens in Yemen - Officials are on 'heightened alert' because of the potential threat from extremists with U.S. passports and the challenges involved in detecting and stopping homegrown terrorists."

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