Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal was formerly the head of Joint Special Operations Command in Iraq and the commander of all U.S. and allied troops fighting the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan. “I did see a similar dynamic in the evolution of al-Qaida in Iraq, where a whole generation of angry Arab youth with very poor prospects followed a powerful leader who promised to take them back in time to a better place, and he led them to embrace an ideology that justified their violence. This is now happening in America,” McChrystal told Yahoo News.
Fighting Terrorism in the Middle East is a walk in the Park, compared to fighting Terrorism in your own Backyard. The Secret Service, C.I.A. and the F.B.I. have never been tested like this before. We have never been more Vulnerable not Knowing if your next door Neighbor is another Tim McVeigh.