WASHINGTON - The United States and the international community sat by for a decade as Afghanistan (news - web sites) became "a terrorist Disneyland" where attackers were trained and assaults were planned, a terrorism expert testified Wednesday.
Rohan Gunaratna, head of terrorism research at the Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies in Singapore, told an independent terrorism investigative commission here that U.S. leaders had to know their homeland would eventually be targeted.
"You knew the intention of al-Qaida was to kill American people where they could be found, but still you did not act, and you paid a very heavy price for it," said Gunaratna, the lead-off witness at a full-day hearing on terrorism, al-Qaida and the Muslim world.
In addition, you can also read the Commission's interim report which is available online.
. . . and on the Homeland Defense Watch. . . we see that red tape is causing problems...bad ones. . .
thus my concern over the non-descript tank farm I talked about the other day.