Yep, that's how they do it, folks. The 'death of a thousand cuts'. Probing, probing, always probing. Collecting intelligence, planning, practicing, and then BOOM, one of our ships gets a big hole in it, or an embassy or three is shattered.
If we actually do totally disengage from Iraq, how long will it take them to have full-scale mock-ups of airliners set up again to practice with? Hmmmm? Yeah, remember that, you ninnies who want us to leave?
And right now, because of Iraq, we are able to sneak teams here and there, with impunity, to targets all over the Middle East, to perform their mischief, and have a safe base to come back to, and rest and recuperate, and torture anybody they've captured in privacy and relative security. Don't try to tell me that's not going on. And I'm all for it.
And you weenies want us to give all that up, and go back to depending on our beloved Arab allies for logistical support?