“…Al Qaeda represents more of a security nuisance than a strategic threat to the U.S. national security base because it does not possess a broad base of supporters, nonconventional weapons, or armed divisions. A similar conclusion was reached in the UK’s new national security strategy published in March 2008: ‘While terrorism represents a threat to all our communities and an attack on our way of life, it does not at present amount to a strategic threat.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Fawaz A. Gerges, The Far Enemy, Page 312