Monday, April 24, 2006

Terrorist Attacks At An All-Time High.

The Associated Press is reporting that according to the US Government’s own figures, 2005 saw the most terrorist attacks since the government began keeping tabs on such numbers since the 1980’s. The National Counterterrorism Center, to release official figures soon, has said that worldwide terrorist attacks for 2005 have reached an all time high, exceeding 10,000 incidents. A NCTC official said that over 50% of the total increase of terrorists attacks happened in Iraq.

As Nitwit Planet noted in August of last year, the National Counterterrorism Center saw a massive spike in terrorist activity in 2004, with a total of 3,192 terrorist incidents, 60% of the 10 most deadly terrorist incidents occurring in Iraq. In 2003, the same year that the US went to war with Iraq, the Patterns of Global Terrorism report listed just 208 terrorist incidents.

Is it just me, or is a five hundred percent increase in terrorist attacks in just three years -the same years we have been in Iraq, where most of the terrorist incidents are occurring - seem to indicate that the Bush administration’s method of fighting a global war on terror has been a complete and total abysmal failure?

Once again, it has been proven, that the best way to fight terrorism, is to stop being terrorists.


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