Since WWII, we've been engaged in wars and other covert military actions almost non-stop... which of those were we legitimately in danger from the "enemy"?
I'll buy AQ. But of course we effectively created them with our prior meddling in Afghanistan and throughout the Mideast.
USSR, if we had ever gone to war, was certainly a credible threat. Explains why we didn't go to war with them (or them with us). And why we'll never go to war with China... at least not in the foreseeable future.
Next to that, Korea's first round of Hyundai vehicles was probably the greatest threat.
The man was clearly correct from the govt's POV.
Although I believe he underestimated the blood lust among many in our population... and others.
People around this very forum talk about "turning the desert to glass" like they're rooting for the Gators kick butt on the Dawgs.
Too many people are too cavalier about the idea of raining down death and dismemberment on peoples we don't know, who've done nothing to us, and pose no credible threat to us.