How’s that war on terror goin’?

Not well, I can tell you that.

In 2004, there were 3,129 terrorist attacks worldwide.  Seems excessive, doesn’t it?  One would hope with America’s War on Terror™ that the numbers would be on the decline.  Um, it ain’t so.

In 2005, there were more than 11,000 terrorist attacks worldwide.  Does anyone see a problem here?  If our war is going so well, can someone explain to me why they nearly quadrupled from one year to the next?

The State Department would like to blame the discrepancy on a difference in the method of counting attacks, but I’m unclear on how you might count them differently from year to year: it was either a terrorist attack or it wasn’t; civilians were either targeted or they weren’t; the attacks were either carried out using unconventional tactics or they weren’t.

Am I the only one who thinks this is more spin in the face of horrible results?  And you can bet that number went up due in no small part to attacks occurring in Iraq under the “protection” of the U.S. occupying force, another military move on our part intended to make the place better and safer but that has had a polar opposite effect.

But wait, there’s more.

Our beloved government in its infinite wisdom wants us to believe al-Qaida leaders lost control of their terrorist network last year.  Um, sure.  I’d say the numbers show they must be on the run and out of control.  Wouldn’t you agree?

I’m sorry, but give me a fucking break.

[via AMERICAblog]

2 thoughts on “How’s that war on terror goin’?”

  1. Wow… 11,000 Terrorist attacks huh? I wonder how many of them were here on US soil? Ya’know… here on the soil of the country that’s launched WAR on a tiny little country thousands of miles away in the name of PROTECTING the soil located right here.

    The whole “War on Terror” just pisses me off. 👿

  2. You know, it would be a legitimate war if it focused on terrorists, but it doesn’t. Instead, it’s régime change, spying on American citizens, the wholesale suspension of our Bill of Rights, revenge for assassination attempts and embarrassments, torture and violations of the Geneva Conventions which America helped design and ratify, and a litany of other wrongful actions that have nothing to do with fighting terrorists. Sadly, I think the war on terror went astray right after the invasion of Afghanistan, and now it’s nothing more than an empty moniker used to justify whatever in the hell Bush wants to do regardless of justification.

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