Thursday, May 15, 2003

American swagger dented by terror blast
'"It's no coincidence [that al-Qa'ida did not launch an attack during the war against Iraq]," boasted Cofer Black, a CIA veteran who heads the State Department's counter-terrorism office. "This was the big game for them: you put up or shut up and they have failed. It proves that the global war on terrorism has been effective, focused and has these guys on the run."

'Yesterday, Mr Black was unavailable for further comment, while rescue workers in Riyadh were searching the rubble left by [terrorist] attacks'

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