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Last week Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge called a press conference in which he announced that al Qaeda is reportedly preparing another attack on U.S. soil with the hopes of influencing the November presidential elections. Ridge offered up no specifics -- like when, where or how such an attack might occur.

click to enlarge Larie Kirchner -  - Village Seven -  - Legal assistant -  - What do you think of the government's newest - terrorist announcement? I think that it's good that - they're keeping us informed. I'd rather know a little that - doesn't tell me a whole lot, than know nothing - whatsoever and not have my guard up.  -  - Should the media report the government making these - claims without substantiating them? Yes. I think - there's obviously stuff that our government knows that - we don't. So if they think there's something we should - know, but they can't share the details, that's fine with - me. I'll have to trust them. -  - Do you think al Qaeda would prefer that George - Bush stay in office or that John Kerry take over? Probably that Kerry would take over because he's a - wuss.
  • Larie Kirchner

    Village Seven

    Legal assistant

    What do you think of the government's newest terrorist announcement? I think that it's good that they're keeping us informed. I'd rather know a little that doesn't tell me a whole lot, than know nothing whatsoever and not have my guard up.

    Should the media report the government making these claims without substantiating them? Yes. I think there's obviously stuff that our government knows that we don't. So if they think there's something we should know, but they can't share the details, that's fine with me. I'll have to trust them.

    Do you think al Qaeda would prefer that George Bush stay in office or that John Kerry take over? Probably that Kerry would take over because he's a wuss.

click to enlarge Robert Richardson -  - North Side -  - Disabled veteran -  - What do you think of the government's most recent - terrorist alert? My opinion is that we have enough - security around everything. If people go out shopping - and see something unusual and report it, there's not - going to be a problem. -  - Do you think the government should continue to - make alerts like this, even if they're so vague? Sure, - to remind people that we live in a hostile world. -  - Do you think al Qaeda would prefer that George - Bush stay in office or that John Kerry take over? They would prefer John Kerry, and I would too.
  • Robert Richardson

    North Side

    Disabled veteran

    What do you think of the government's most recent terrorist alert? My opinion is that we have enough security around everything. If people go out shopping and see something unusual and report it, there's not going to be a problem.

    Do you think the government should continue to make alerts like this, even if they're so vague? Sure, to remind people that we live in a hostile world.

    Do you think al Qaeda would prefer that George Bush stay in office or that John Kerry take over? They would prefer John Kerry, and I would too.

click to enlarge Dave Kosley -  - Green Mountain Falls -  - Manager -  - What do you make of the government's most recent - terrorist alert? Our government is the real terrorist. - They're trying to terrorize us with the terrorism alerts. -  - Do these announcements make you feel afraid? Afraid of my government. -  - Do you think al Qaeda would prefer that George - Bush stay in office or that John Kerry take over? They'd prefer George. I think George has too many - financial interests in making things drag on.
  • Dave Kosley

    Green Mountain Falls

    Manager

    What do you make of the government's most recent terrorist alert? Our government is the real terrorist. They're trying to terrorize us with the terrorism alerts.

    Do these announcements make you feel afraid? Afraid of my government.

    Do you think al Qaeda would prefer that George Bush stay in office or that John Kerry take over? They'd prefer George. I think George has too many financial interests in making things drag on.

click to enlarge Larry Galka -  - The Broadmoor -  - Lawyer -  - What do you make of the government's newest - terrorist alert? -  - I think they're all foolish. They don't do any good. It's - just something to get everybody all riled up, and there's - nothing really done about it. [Though targeting American - politics] makes sense, it'd be a good time to do it, if I - were al Qaeda. -  - Do you think al Qaeda would prefer that George - Bush stay in office or that John Kerry take over? I - think they'd probably rather have George Bush in office - because he's such a fool. -  - Do you think the government should continue to put - out these warnings even if they're vague? What's - the purpose of them? What are you going to do? You - going to hide under your bed all night? Come on, that's - foolish.
  • Larry Galka

    The Broadmoor

    Lawyer

    What do you make of the government's newest terrorist alert?

    I think they're all foolish. They don't do any good. It's just something to get everybody all riled up, and there's nothing really done about it. [Though targeting American politics] makes sense, it'd be a good time to do it, if I were al Qaeda.

    Do you think al Qaeda would prefer that George Bush stay in office or that John Kerry take over? I think they'd probably rather have George Bush in office because he's such a fool.

    Do you think the government should continue to put out these warnings even if they're vague? What's the purpose of them? What are you going to do? You going to hide under your bed all night? Come on, that's foolish.

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