While Chretien golfs, another fellow countryman and suspected terrorist, Al Rauf Bin Al Habib Bin Yousef Al-Jiddi, also remains on the loose. Al-Jiddi is a Tunisian-born Canadian citizen from Montreal who vowed to become a martyr in the "war against the infidels." The suicide threats were recorded on a videotape found at an al Qaeda safehouse in Afghanistan owned by bin Laden's military chief, Mohammed Atef.
Al-Jiddi has been linked to a Canadian-based al Qaeda cell that included Ahmed Ressam, the Algerian terrorist plotter nabbed by U.S. Customs officials at the Canadian border in Washington state with a car full of explosives intended for use in a bombing attack at Los Angeles International Airport during the millennium celebration. Tunisian-Canadian Faker Boussora, an associate of Al-Jiddi's, also remains a fugitive.
While Chretien golfs, counterterrorism officials estimate that al Qaeda has roughly 75 operatives still on the loose in Canada and that the country remains an operations base for at least 50 different international terrorist organizations -- many of whose members have gained Canadian citizenship thanks to Chretien's chronically lax refugee and asylum policies.
While Chretien golfs, Canada remains a magnet for jihadists and a breeding ground for anti-American terrorism. Yet, the Bush administration is now planning to exempt Canadian citizens from our federal law requiring a system to track all entries to and exists from the U.S. by 2005. The Globe and Mail reports that "The Chretien government has lobbied hard for such an exemption, saying it is needed to keep people and commerce flowing freely across the border."
Chretien has undermined America's national security efforts every step of the way. Why do we continue to serve as caddies for his terror-friendly agenda?