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White House: U.S. Safer but Not Yet Safe
Sep 5, 9:16 AM (ET)
By MERRILL HARTSON
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration proclaimed significant progress in the war on terror Tuesday but said the enemy has adjusted to U.S. defenses and that "America is safer but we are not yet safe."
Releasing an updated counterterrorism strategy in advance of a speech that President Bush was set to give later in the day, the White House said: "The United States and our partners continue to pursue a significantly degraded but still dangerous al-Qaida network."
"Yet the enemy we face today in the war on terror is not the same enemy we faced on Sept. 11," said the 23-page terrorism strategy update. "Our effective counterterrorist efforts in part have forced the terrorists to evolve and modify their ways of doing business."
"The United States was attacked on September 11 and many years earlier, well before we toppled the Saddam Hussein regime," it said. "Moreover, countries that did not participate in coalition efforts in Iraq have not been spared from terror attacks."
Originally posted by TONE23
It only lends to the fact that this administration is addicted to lying straight faced to the American people. It has become a deceptive web indeed for this administration. How can 9% be signifigant progress? This is absolute lunacy... black is white; up is down; lies are truth. And the Govt. of no accountability keeps on truckin'.
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
Um...the only countries that have been attacked ARE coalition countries. UK, Spain, Bali bombings ( most victims were Australian) ect.
Man someone needs to do some fact checking before feeding this idiot his speeches.
Originally posted by 11Bravo
I guess I should have included the /sarcasm header.
Did you look at my link?
For the record I dont buy into the left/right paradigm myself, brother.
Originally posted by deltaboy
How about India? It sure wasn't part of the coalition in Iraq. How about Jordan, or Morocco? Or perhaps attacks on Saudi Arabia or Egypt? You must have lost it in your memory. Nothing personal people tend to forget those countries cause they are not really important.
Beginning in fiscal year 2001, DOJ switched from using the FBI’s terrorismrelated
conviction statistics to using those of the Executive Office of U.S.
Attorneys (EOUSA) for its annual performance report. This change was in
response to concerns raised by a newspaper article’s allegation that DOJ had
inflated terrorism statistics in its Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Report. It
was also part of an effort to report conviction statistics that would be less
likely to be misinterpreted, according to DOJ officials. The FBI historically
classified more convictions than EOUSA as terrorism-related because it used
a different classification system and included convictions obtained in
international, federal, and state courts. EOUSA only included federal
convictions. Our review of a sample of cases investigated and classified by
the FBI as terrorism-related, including U.S. Attorney Office (USAO) cases
covered by the article, found documentation to support the terrorism-related
classifications for these cases.