Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Mission Accomplished, Part Too

Following up on the last entry, there's this wonderful news that we certainly accomplished so much 4 years ago today....This from the AP (via MSNBC):

Terrorist attacks worldwide shot up 25 percent last year, particularly in Iraq where extremists used chemical weapons and suicide bombers to target crowds, according to a new State Department report.

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In its annual global survey of terrorism to be released Monday, the State Department says about 14,000 attacks took place in 2006, mainly in Iraq and Afghanistan. These strikes claimed more than 20,000 lives — two-thirds in Iraq. That is 3,000 more attacks than in 2005 and 5,800 more deaths.

Altogether, 40 percent more people were killed by increasingly lethal means around the globe.

Heckuva job, W! At least we're still in Iraq so all the killing happens there and it hasn't followed us home.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Smitty said...

NPR has done a series of reports about what terrible shape the democratically-elected parliament is in. To say it's completely screwed is to say that the sun is "kinda hot."

7:51 PM  
Blogger George said...

Or that Bush is kind of dumb, insensitive, incurious...

8:38 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Terrorist attacks worldwide shot up 25 percent last year

I believe under Adminstration definitions, it's not "terrorism" if it doesn't happen here. So everything is goin' great!

(Perhaps attacks in the UK count as 1/2 a terror attack, while those in other "Coalition of he Willing" nations are tallied as 1/4 an attack.)

4:08 AM  
Blogger George said...

Mike, you forgot Poland!

8:33 AM  

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