Homeland Security: Is it Working?

When she found out her ex-husband met Usama bin Laden (search), admitted plots against trains and the Brooklyn Bridge and pleaded guilty to felony terrorism charges, Geneva Bowling said she felt "physically ill."

"It just doesn't seem like the person I knew," said Bowling, the former wife of Iyman Faris, a 34-year-old Ohio truck driver who has acknowledged that he met bin Laden at a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan and worked with other top Al Qaeda officials, according to court documents.

"I don't feel well. ... I'm still in shock. I just need some time for it to sink in," Bowling said Thursday night by phone from her Columbus apartment.

Faris, of Columbus, is cooperating in the investigation of Al Qaeda, federal authorities said Thursday.

"This case highlights the very real threats that still exist here at home in the United States of America in the war against terrorism," Attorney General John Ashcroft said at a Justice Department news conference in Washington. "While we are disabling Al Qaeda, we don't believe it is disabled."

Homeland security: Is it working?

A sample of your responses:

It's great that they caught this Pakistani truck driver before he could cause some major damage, but by what reasoning would they be handing out Hazmat licenses to naturalized citizens who have emigrated to this country from the middle east in the first place???? 
Michael E.
Bethesda, MD

You just aired a story about the FBI keeping 24 hours surveillance on about 1000 Al Qaeda suspects.  In fact, it was this kind of surveillance that captured the man planning to blow up the Brooklyn bridge.
I'm having a hard time understanding why we are just "keeping an eye" on these murderous low-lifes.  We know they are up to no good, we should just eliminate them before they murder more innocent American people.  If they are moving between Canada and the US, then we should send an ultimatum to Canada to imprison these criminals.  If Canada is not willing to oblige, then they should pack their bags and move elsewhere.
From One Fed-Up American,
Tom H.
Sioux Falls, SD

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