Source: BBC News
On August 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "President George W Bush has said a plot to bomb US-bound flights from the UK is a 'stark reminder' that the US is still at war with Islamic extremists. Mr Bush said it showed 'Islamic fascists... will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom'. He said the US was more secure now than before the attacks of 11 September 2001, but was not 'completely safe'. However Mr Bush's Democratic critics said the plot showed his policies had increased the threats faced by the US. US officials said the foiled plot involved detonating liquid explosives on board multiple commercial aircraft. The US government has for the first time raised the state of terror alert to red - its highest level - for flights from Britain. It has also increased the general level of security for all domestic and international flights."