Lackawanna Terror Case Less Clear Than Bush Claims

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/12/nyregion/12LACK.html President Bush in his 2003 State of the Union address claimed credit for breaking an Al Qaeda cell in Buffalo. Attorney General John Ashcroft said the case, actually based in nearby Lackawanna, N.Y., "sent an unambiguous message that we will track down terrorists wherever they hide." But an examination by the New York Times and the PBS program "Frontline" called the case "a more measured victory over a profoundly ambiguous threat." Six mean pleaded guilty . . .

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