|Does George Bush Approve of the Pardon of USS Cole bomber Jamal al-Badawi?
The Cole bombers who are not dead or in US jail are all free. The threat posed by this reconstituted al-Qaeda cell with support from the tribal regions, access to state resources, operational experience, international connections, and ideological motivation is enhanced by the complete lack of a counter-terrorism environment in Yemen. The state is actively appeasing them. Considering they already blew up an American warship, target selection would tend toward the spectacular if they decided to become operational again.