US Congressman George Radanovich says based on intelligence briefings he´s been a part of, rural areas like the Mother Lode are likely safe from terrorist attacks. Officials worry about the possibility of terror attacks in response to the attack on Iraq. Radanovich, a Mariposa Republican, says terrorists would be interested in much bigger targets.
Radanovich also says that most of the Mother Lode residents that have contacted his office since the start of the War in Iraq are supportive of the President and his current actions.
Radanovich says the future of the United States is at stake in this war. He agrees with President Bush that Saddam Hussein´s regime is a threat to the U.S.