The number of serious international terrorist incidents more than tripled last year, according to U.S. government figures, a sharp upswing in deadly attacks that the State Department has decided not to make public in its annual report on terrorism due to Congress this week.To quote Kos: "No wonder Bush killed the State Department's terrorism report. To stress -- the 175 incidents in 2003 were a record. We had 655 in 2004." Well guess what, you're never going to believe this jewel I ran across a couple of minutes ago:
<spin>U.S. sees drop in terrorist threats</spin>
< spin>Al Qaeda focusing attacks in Iraq and Europe, officials say</spin>
Reports of credible terrorist threats against the United States are at their lowest level since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to U.S. intelligence officials and federal and state law enforcement authorities.
The intelligence community's daily threat assessment, developed after the terrorist attacks to keep policymakers informed, currently lists, on average, 25 to 50 percent fewer threats against domestic targets than it typically did over the past two years, said one senior counterterrorism official.
A broad cross section of counterterrorism officials believes al Qaeda and like-minded groups, in part frustrated by increased U.S. security measures, are focusing instead on Americans deployed in Iraq, where the groups operate with relative impunity, and on Europe.
Holy Patriot Acts I & II, Batman! I think maybe Karl Rove is dipping into Rush Limbaugh's stash, because the distance between these reports was not timed like usual. And no, I will never tire long enough to cease mocking this administration, House & Senate GOP majority for their collective lack of common sense & failure in their grasp of democracy. Why? Because I've EARNED my right to speak, that's why. Reference my post the day after the last election, you'll get it then. Especially those who didn't know me or have me friended at the time it was made.