"Intelligence and terrorism authorities now confidently say that al Qaeda as it existed on 9/11 -- a centrally controlled and financed organization led by one man, Osama bin Laden -- is dead. What has replaced it is a new brand of Islamic terrorism that comes in loose affiliations of independent "home grown" networks tied together by a common ideology and facilitated by the Internet."of course. so what does it mean when PreznitBlinky claims the right to do anything (spying, imprisonment etc) regarding "Al Qaeda and their affiliates"? I suspect that the 'official' internal Addington/Yoo definition of "Al Qaeda and their affiliates" is key to understanding the extent of the lawbreaking justified by the Unitary Executive
along the same lines, I just found this statement by Blinky (June 04)
"Zarqawi's the best evidence of a connection to al Qaeda affiliates and al Qaeda," Bush told reporters at the White House."fucking moron.