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WASHINGTON - New York City stands out as a "success story" in preventing another terrorist attack in the years since the devastating Sept. 11, 2001, hijackings, John Ashcroft said in his final news briefing as attorney general yesterday.
Ashcroft singled out New York as he attributed the failure of al-Qaida or other terrorists to pull off another attack here to the United States' creating an "environment hostile to terrorists."
"It's pretty clear that New York City has been maintained as a pretty safe environment," Ashcroft said. "I think you have to say that New York has been a success story."
Source: NY Newsday