Merry Christmas from al Qaeda in Iraq

I'm not sure how to take this report. On the one hand we know that all of al Qaeda's franchises would love to attack the US on US soil. Last year's failed Christmas plane bombing is evidence of the will, the timing, and the capability of the franchises. On the other hand .... my faith in confessions obtained by any Arab country -- our allies not excluded -- isn't what you'd call 100%. But still be on the lookout because, confession or no, we know they want us dead:

Iraqi authorities have obtained confessions from captured insurgents who claim al Qaeda is planning suicide attacks in the United States and Europe during the Christmas season, two senior officials said Wednesday.

Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani told The Associated Press that the botched bombing in central Stockholm last weekend was among the alleged plots the insurgents revealed. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, in a telephone interview from New York, called the claims "a critical threat."

Posted by: Rusty at 04:15 PM

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