Finally, GWB speaks the words, “Islamic facists”, “there I said it”. It is interesting to read Aljezeera’s take on this phrase is just a Reuters re-post with no editorial. Hmmm… we’ll have to check the editorial page.

US president George Bush has said the alleged plot to blow up transatlantic flights is a “stark reminder” the US is “at war with Islamic fascists”.

Bush said that although the US was safer than before the September 11 attacks, it would be a mistake to believe there was no longer a threat.

Speaking on a visit to Green Bay in Wisconsin on Thursday, Bush said the foiled plane plot was “..a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation”.

“The American people need to know we live in a dangerous world, but our government will do everything we can to protect our people from those dangers,” he said.

The US government heightened security on commercial flights and forbid passengers from taking liquids on board with their hand luggage.

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