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Geez, these guys can't even number-crunch properly:

"When the most recent "Patterns of Global Terrorism" report was issued April 29, senior Bush administration officials immediately hailed it as objective proof that they were winning the war on terrorism. The report is considered the authoritative yardstick of the prevalence of terrorist activity around the world....

"But on Tuesday, State Department officials said they underreported the number of terrorist attacks in the tally for 2003, and added that they expected to release an updated version soon.

"Several U.S. officials and terrorism experts familiar with that revision effort said the new report will show that the number of significant terrorist incidents increased last year, perhaps to its highest level in 20 years."

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...sedataonterror
 

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Wow....I was JUST going to post this. You beat me to it.

Great minds and all that, RD!

Joyce in the mts.
 

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They need a report to understand terror attacks are up?

According to the article, the annual "Patterns of Global Terrorism" report were first ordered up by Congress twenty some odd years ago as the U.S. government's reference tool on terrorist activity. Dubya Inc.'s State Dept. couldn't wait to issue this year's report with its numbers appeared to skew in favor as the administration's policy. They f*&%ed up the numbers though and "left off several major attacks, including bombings of two synagogues, a bank and the British Consulate in Turkey that killed 62 and injured more than 700" because State had a 11/11/03 publishing date.

Cue best version of Homer's "D'uh!"
 

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Yes, and changed the reporting period included to make the report look more favorable.

So perhaps it wasn't an unintentional "du'h!" on their part.
 

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Yes, and changed the reporting period included to make the report look more favorable.
Add this to same list as "working at McDonalds"= manufacturing job
 
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