President Obama confirms significant al Qaeda threat
Again, President Obama to his connections in the powerful showbiz industry in order to send to America an important message in a less formal but equally powerful medium. For the nth time, the 44th President of the United States sat across Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show'.
Obama urged America to continue 'to live our lives' in light of the current al Qaeda threat that had forced more than a dozen American embassies throughout the world. This was the first time Obama discussed the plot which he said was significant as he bantered with old pal Jay Leno.
In a related study on the cost of terrorism, Institute for Economics and Peace founder Steve Killelea said that the cost of fighting terrorism is again on the rise. He estimated that the cost of 9/11 to the US economy is worth US$80 billion or about 0.8% of GDP at that time.
In fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a report from the Congressional Research Service calculated that Congress approved a total US$1.283 trillion for overall security in the three wars that the US participated post-9/11.