Thursday, May 1, 2003
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UPDATING THE WAR ON TERROR:
UPDATING THE WAR ON TERROR: Civilization is starting to run up the score, according to the Chicago Tribune:
There was additional good news -- the planner of the USS Cole bombing was captured in Pakistan.
Here's the introduction to the State Department report. It turns out that multilateral diplomacy is useful for something (I'm not being sarcastic):
The report also provides an interesting graph demonstrating that, beginning in the late eighties, there has been a secular decrease in the number of terrorist attacks. In fact, the number of attacks has fallen by more than two-thirds from 1987.
So is the Bush administration just riding the wave? No. If you look at the graph closely, there was an unambiguous spike in attacks at the end of the 1990's. The Bush administration can and should take credit for arresting that worrisome increase.posted by Dan on 05.01.03 at 03:19 PM