FBI Director Mueller imagines new domestic nuke threats
David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Thursday June 14, 2007
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On Thursday, FBI Director Robert Mueller spoke to CBS News about his fears of a nuclear terror attack, saying, "Terrorists, al Qaeda, bin Laden have sought nuclear materials for a number of years now." He stressed that a nuclear device could cause devastation "far, far beyond what we saw on September 11."

According to CBS, "Officials say it would not be easy for terrorists to get a nuke or the material to make one." However, Mueller insisted, "It's not hype. It's something that would be horrifying if it fell into the hands of terrorists or terrorists were able to manufacture such a device. We cannot let that happen. We. Just. Cannot. Let. That. Happen."

According to the conservative site NewsMax, "Mueller admits the nuclear threat is so real he sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night worrying about that possibility." Attorney General Alberto Gonzales also recently warned that "Osama bin Laden has indicated that he considers the acquisition of weapons of mass destruction to be an obligation for his followers."

The following video is from CBS's The Early Show, broadcast on June 14.