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Congresswoman Giffords Identifies the Expected "Origin" of the Next Attack on the U.S.

In an April 16, 2008 letter to a constituent regarding her debriefing with General David Petraeus and our continuing involvement in military adventures in Asia Minor, Arizona Congresswoman and member of the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Gabrielle Giffords identifies the expected origin of the next attack on the United States in this paragraph taken from her letter:

"Both Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Michael Hayden and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen have stated publicly that the next attack on our country will most likely originate in the region along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Despite the growth of the Taliban insurgency and the fact that Osama Bin Laden is believed to be hiding near the border in Pakistan, we have devoted only one-fifth of the number of troops we have in Iraq to missions in Afghanistan. I believe we've lost our focus on the real central front in the war on terrorism, and that we are putting our nation at greater risk by focusing the lion's share of our attention on Iraq."