Saturday, April 28, 2007

'War' on Terror

While the Bush Administration has been wasting time and resources in Iraq, the threats to America and the world from terrorism have grown. Instead of being the keystone of the 'war' on terror, Iraq has become a dangerous distraction.

The threat of terrorism is growing.

Who says? The Pilgrim? No. The US State Department (who apparently aren't getting their talking points from Karl Rove).

Terror attacks up 29%, report says

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.

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