"Several upcoming events in the next few months may suggest especially inviting targets for an Al Qaeda attack," said John Ashcroft. Targets include both the Democratic and Republican conventions to be held in Boston and New York later this summer.
A terrorist attack days before Spain's national election last March led voters to turn out the incumbent. What would happen in the United States if a terrorist attack preceded this year's presidential election?
Josh Meyer, covers intelligence for the Los Angeles Times
Fred Thys, reporter WBUR
Rocco Parascandola, staff writer Newday
David J. Rothkopf, visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, his article "Terror Logic: Disrupt the 2004 Election" appeared in the Washington Post
David Sanger, White House reporter The New York Times
Jerold Post, professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs at George Washington University, founder and former director of the CIA's Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly
This program aired on May 26, 2004.