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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The War on Terror

Hey, good news:

"World Terror Attacks TRIPLED in 2004 by U.S. Count"

Bring 'em on.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. count of major world terrorist attacks more than tripled in 2004, a rise that may revive debate on whether the Bush administration is winning the war on terrorism, congressional aides said on Tuesday.
Well, you could make the argument that...the increase in attacks...is evidence that...the terrorists and evildoers are...getting desperate...because they're losing the war on terror.

"Spoken like a true Bushie."

It's not that hard.
The number of "significant" international terrorist attacks rose to about 650 last year from about 175 in 2003, according to congressional aides briefed on the numbers by State Department and intelligence officials on Monday.

The State Department last year initially released erroneous figures that understated the attacks and casualties in 2003 and used the figures to argue that the Bush administration was prevailing in the war on terrorism.

It later said the number of people killed and injured in 2003 was more than double its original count and said "significant" terrorist attacks -- those that kill or seriously injure someone, cause more than $10,000 in damage or attempt to do either of those things -- rose to a 20-year high of 175.

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Waxman's letter said that of the about 650 significant attacks last year, about 300 reflected violence in India and Pakistan, leaving some 350 attacks elsewhere in the world -- DOUBLE the total 2003 count.
No snarky comment.

More later...

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