Once again support for "perpetual war" is waning even as the anniversary of 9/11 nears.
So it's time for a new propaganda message from Big Brother's Ministry of Truth.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Al-Qaeda remains "very capable" of attacking the United States, the top US military officer said Sunday as he tried to boost waning US support for the conflict in Afghanistan.
Nearly eight years after the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed some 3,000 people, Al-Qaeda is "still very capable, very focused on it," chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen said on NBC's Meet the Press.
"They also are able to both train and support and finance, and so that capability is still significant," he said.
Mullen added that the US military is "very focused on making sure that it doesn't happen again," referring to the potential for another such attack on US soil.
Meanwhile, Al-Qaeda is gaining from the support of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan, making the US fight against extremism in Afghanistan all the more urgent, Mullen said.