Winning the War on Terror, One Report at a Time
For the first time in its existence, the annual “Patterns of Global Terrorism” report will omit the actual number of terrorist attacks that took place in 2004.
When the State Department issued the report last year, it was widely criticized for underreporting the number of attacks and deaths. The department had to issue a corrected report that showed much higher figures. It won’t be accused of doing that this year.
The revised figures for 2003: 208 attacks, with 175 considered “significant” – the highest figure in 19 years.
In 2004, the number of attacks rose to 655, according to former
But that number won’t appear in the report to be published on April 30. According to State Department spokesmodel
In other news, the Bush Administration has declared that the National Weather Service will no longer be issuing reports on average mean temperatures across the
The Bureau of Labor Statistics will also stop releasing monthly unemployment figures, effectively immediately. The EPA will no longer issue reports on air or water quality. And
“The state of the union is just fine,” said a White House spokesperson. “We’ll let you know if anything changes.”