Jake Miller
July 10, 2013

Global terrorist networks continue to pose a grave threat to the security of the United States, and any attempt by the United States to revert to a pre-9/11 security posture would be “very dangerous,” Republicans warned Thursday, seemingly criticizing the Obama administration’s stated desire to end the global war on terror and pull America back from its “perpetual wartime footing.”

Despite the recent spate of attacks planned by individuals and small groups, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, large terrorist syndicates like al Qaeda remain a deadly force. “The thought that we’ve conquered them would be exceedingly unrealistic and very, very dangerous,” he said. “We have by no means conquered well organized Islamic terrorist groups.”

“Whether we recognize that we are at war with them is almost completely irrelevant, because they are at war with us,” Giuliani continued, saying we should not “fool ourselves into a very, very dangerous state of denial.”

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