Al Qaeda alive and well and living in Kentucky?
The FBI is investigating how trained terrorists slipped into the United States.
It appears that two terrorists were able to come to the U.S. because of a flawed system of background checks that didn't pick up on their terrorist past.
The case unfolded in Bowling Green, Ky., where two Iraqi Al Qaeda cell members had moved into quiet neighborhoods.
In Iraq, the two men were part of an Al Qaeda group that carried out attacks against U.S. forces with roadside bombs.
Rest assured that this will never happen again (/sarcasm) because we're increasing security:
The two Kentucky men pleaded guilty and are now in prison, but the discovery of Al Qaeda in Kentucky led to a six month suspension of the refugee program.
The immigration service says it has now tightened security on background checks, hoping the changes will keep other terrorists out.
Here's the video of it:
I don't have a great deal of faith in our security when guys like this walk right past them, but it REALLY makes me mad when I consider all the hurdles that our interpreters in Afghanistan and Iraq have to jump to follow behind them. Why is it such a struggle for the good guys to get in, and no impediment at all to the bad guys getting in?