Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan
"Seven men, all apparently Black Muslims, have been arrested in Miami and charged with waging war against the United States, among other things. The FBI says these guys were looking to attack the Sears Tower in Chicago and the FBI building in Miami, and were negotiating with people they thought were Al Qaeda to get the resources to carry out the attacks. There isn't much else to this story - a bunch of low-level thugs who hate America trying to do damage. On a more important front, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal all printed articles outlining a counter-terrorism program that tracks money transfers to suspected bad guys. The Bush administration asked some of the newspapers not to print the story, but the papers printed the information anyway. Right now we have a press that is working against counter-terrorism measures, and that puts all of us in jeopardy. The people who run the New York Times and the other left wing media truly believe the Bush administration is a danger to civil liberties, and that in general the President is harming this nation. With that mindset, the anti-Bush media is using all its power to damage the administration any way it can. Once again, now is the time for the Bush administration to step up the fight in Iraq. The brutal murders of two US soldiers this week and the killing of Zarqawi has changed some public opinion. We hope the military will take advantage of that momentum swing."Fox News Video: FoxNews.com
Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan, who has followed the Miami terror plot story since it broke, joined The Factor
from Florida. "These people had the will," Harrigan reported, "and they were looking for the way. They wanted to kill Americans and they were looking for contact with al Qaeda or anyone else who could give them the weapons and the money to do it. The leader said 'we want to kill as many of the devils as possible.'" The Factor
questioned whether the seven men actually had the ability to pull off a major attack. "It looks to me that this was the 'gang that couldn't terrorize straight.' It was a bunch of low-level thugs hanging out in a warehouse who thought they would hit the big time crime scene."