Terror attacks up, Rice considered hiding the data
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Saudi Terror Plot Averted
State Dept.: Terrorism up 30%
Condi Rice wanted to delay the news, but it has broken on two fronts.
Warren Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay of McClatchy report that the annual State Department on terrorism will report a nearly 30% rise over the previous year, most of it accounted for by attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In other words Cheney has it exactly backwards. The US military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan is feeding terrorism, not preventing or lessening it. "They" won't follow us home if we leave. But they might if we don't.