View Full Version : Global War on Terror's impact on terrorism around the globe

04-27-2007, 08:34 PM
Since we're doing so well in our War in Iraq, how are we doing in our Global War on Terror?
Terror attacks up 29%, report says (

By Warren P. Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON - 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.

The annual report's release comes amid a bitter feud between the White House and Congress over funding for U.S. troops in Iraq and a deadline favored by Democrats to begin a U.S. troop withdrawal.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her top aides earlier this week had considered postponing or downplaying the release of this year's edition of the terrorism report, officials in several agencies and on Capitol Hill said.

Ultimately, they decided to issue the report on or near the congressionally mandated deadline of Monday, the officials said.

"We're proceeding in normal fashion with the final review of this and expect it to be released early next week," State Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey said.

A half-dozen U.S. officials with knowledge of the report's contents or the debate surrounding it agreed to discuss those topics on the condition they not be identified because of the extreme political sensitivities surrounding the war and the report.

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.

Oh GAWD the Smell!
04-29-2007, 06:43 AM
I don't remember if it was Patrick Swayze standing in the Double Duece or George Bush standing in the White House that said "It'll get worse before it gets better".

The point of fact is tha....

...Nah...Screw it...Both of those movies were full of inaccuracies and had bad scripts. Too bad that only one of them had the good grace to end it in under 2 hours.