Biden: al -Qaeda Too Weak for Another 9/11 Attack

Vice President Joe Biden was on Meet the Press this morning. Among his comments:‘We don’t believe they have the capacity to pull off a 9/11 type operation." His exact words:

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Well, you never say never. Okay? But we are-- our intelligence community is united in the view that the ability of Central Al Qaeda, that is Osama bin Laden and company, in the Af-Pak area, in those mountains, has been significantly degraded. And we don’t believe they have the capacity from there to pull off a -- a 9/11-type-- operation.

You can watch his interview here.

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    Is this a back-door (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by jeffinalabama on Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 12:31:24 PM EST
    endorsement of continued war without end in Afghanistan?

    With Biden, (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Zorba on Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 01:34:42 PM EST
    Who the heck knows?  I swear, the man has some form of logorrhea.  I can never tell if he's just running off at the mouth in a stream-of-consciousness type of thing, or spouting the official administration line.  

    Exactly! (5.00 / 0) (#4)
    by BrassTacks on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 12:41:27 AM EST
    I never know where Biden's coming from.  Never know whether to believe him or not.  

    Keep in mind the capability AQ did have on 9/11 (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by BobTinKY on Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 08:00:23 PM EST
    19 guys with box cutters aided and abetted by near criminal incompetence of the the forewarned Bush/Cheney Administration and its misplaced priorities.  Contrast that capability with the US military response to 9/11 of invading armies, special forces, predator drones, carpet bombing etc. that continues to this day.  Contrast the hundreds of thousands of dead & millions more wounded, maimed and/or displaced Iraqi and Afghan and Pakistani civilians, the overwhelming majority of whom had no clue about AQ doings and were as innocent as those who died on 9/11.

    Where is the sanity?