Al Qaeda is on their last legs. They are desperate for power that they do not have anymore. Desperation lie!
"I would hope that this option is being considered in the highest levels of the government. They cannot discuss it publicly, however."
I doubt our government would have the "stones" to follow through in this regard. However, I couldn't hope for less. It's time to let them know, and fast, that we are not going to see another American life lost in playing a politically-correct defense/offense against these terrorists or the nations supporting them.