"In a speech on February 9, 2006, he [President Bush] announced that the tallest building in Los Angeles, the Library Tower, had been the target of al-Qaeda linked terrorists in 2002. The president explicitly used his retelling of the alleged plot to try to keep American perceptions of the terrorist threat fresh in their minds. 'We cannot let the fact that America hasn't been attacked in 4 1/2 years since September the 11th lull us into the illusion that the threats to our nation have disappeared. They have not.' "
– Ian S. Lustick, Trapped in the War on Terror, 46
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