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So, how’s that war on terror going?

A State Department report on terrorism due out next week will show a nearly 30 percent increase in terrorist attacks worldwide in 2006 to more than 14,000, almost all of the boost due to growing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Friday.

… Based on data compiled by the U.S. intelligence community’s National Counterterrorism Center, the report says there were 14,338 terrorist attacks last year, up 29 percent from 11,111 attacks in 2005.

Forty-five percent of the attacks were in Iraq.

Worldwide, there were about 5,800 terrorist attacks that resulted in at least one fatality, also up from 2005.

The figures for Iraq and elsewhere are limited to attacks on noncombatants and don’t include strikes against U.S. troops.

Of course, some participants on this blog will insist that, despite being written by Condi Rice’s gang at State, this report can’t be trusted due to the Democrats and the liberal media.  If it wasn’t for the Democrats and them durn media libruls, why, there wouldn’t be a terrorist attack anywhere in the world.

You know, call me crazy, or an “ass” if you like, but it seems to me that when you state that you are undertaking a war on terror, the purpose of which is to reduce terrorist attacks, and the number of terrorist attacks actually increases, you can’t really call that a success.  In fact, it’s the opposite of a success.  It’s a… um… oh, I can’t think of the word.  Oh, whatever the opposite of success is, someone tell me.

Posted by Lee on 04/30/07 at 01:54 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil • Permalink

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