Thursday, June 10, 2004

Up Up and Away

State Dept. Understated Terrorism Attacks
The State Department acknowledged Thursday it was wrong in reporting terrorism declined worldwide last year, a finding used to boost one of President Bush's chief foreign policy claims — success in countering terror.

Instead, both the number of incidents and the toll in victims increased sharply, the department said. Statements by senior administration officials claiming success were based "on the facts as we had them at the time. The facts that we had were wrong," department spokesman Richard Boucher said.

Glad to see the Administration isn't breaking its predictable pattern of dishonesty and incompetence, otherwise I'd have to think instead of relying on knee-jerk Bush hatred and thinking makes my head hurt.


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