Bombings At Boston Marathon
The dual bombings that left three dead and 140 injured at Monday's Boston Marathon is suspected to be the work of domestic terrorists, not an international network, researchers and analysts who study terrorism said.
"Early reports suggest that the devices were crudely made -- otherwise, they probably would have killed many more people -- making it unlikely that they were the work of a foreign government or global terrorist group, such as al-Qaeda, the experts said," The Boston Globe reported.
The Los Angeles Times' Uncanny Timing
Early Monday, the Los Angeles Times ran this piece: "With Al Qaeda shattered, U.S. counter-terrorism's future unclear."
"The threat from Al Qaeda and the potential for a massive coordinated attack on the United States may be diminished, but the jihadist movement is more diffuse," 'James R. Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.' "Lone wolves, domestic extremists and jihad-inspired affiliated groups are still determined to attack Western interests."
President George W. Bush Still A Hot Topic
Monday's Daily Telegraph asks the question: Was Bush really that bad?
"Presidents tend to look better, or at least different, from a distance, and with the opening of his presidential center in Texas, there are suggestions that Bush the younger may be more fondly remembered than was thought possible when he left the White House in January 2009 as the most unpopular president in living memory."