Terrorist attacks still a potential issue for U.S.

As president-elect Barack Obama prepares for office in January, he might have more to worry about other than the economy and the war in Iraq.

According to a report on CNN.com, it is speculated that terrorists are likely to use biological weapons against the United States in the next five years rather the nuclear weapons.

Because the 2001 September attacks were implemented so smoothly, terrorists might think that they could use biological weapons just as easily as they hijacked American planes on that day.

The article also said that if biological weapons are used on Americans, it could be more devastating than the Sept. 11 attacks.

“The consequences of a biological attack are almost beyond comprehension.

It would be 9/11 times 10 or a 100 in terms of the number of people who would be killed,” said former Democratic Sen. Bob Graham of Florida.

It may be less likely to occur because Obama is very interested in international relations.

But anything could happen especially after Al Qaeda’s negative comment about Obama being a “house Negro,” a couple of weeks back.

Terrorists already have an opinion about Americans and it doesn’t matter who’s the president.

The U.S. officials must be able to watch prevent this from happening.

Biological weapons such as anthrax and the flu virus have killed many people in certain locations.

Imagine what it could do in the hands of a terrorist going against the U.S.

Latasha Edwards from the editorial board.