Sunday, November 21, 2004

The State Department's annual report on global terrorism is still wrong, five months after State Department officials had to disavow the 2003 report's finding that the number of terrorist attacks and deaths resulting from them were the lowest in 30 years. The truth was actually the opposite: Terrorist attacks had shot up, to a 21-year high. Now, investigators at State have discovered additional problems and errors and, even worse, have concluded that inconsistent procedures have made it impossible for the State Department and the CIA to identify and predict terrorism and terrorist attacks.

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