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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 07:39 AM
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White House: Progress in terror war but U-S not yet safe

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White House: Progress in terror war but U-S not yet safe

WHITE HOUSE When it comes to terrorism, the Bush administration says "America is safer but we are not yet safe."

The White House proclaims progress in the war on terror in an updated counterterrorism strategy released ahead of President Bush's speech later today.

The 23-page strategy update calls the al-Qaida network "significantly degraded" but says the enemy has adjusted to U-S defenses and is "still dangerous."

Bush's special assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, Fran Townsend, tells A-B-C there are no plans to raise the terror threat level as the fifth anniversary of Nine-Eleven nears.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 07:42 AM
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1. Beat me by one minute-Very much worth the read
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


WOW talk about tri-angulation and spin. This is a hoot to read.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060905/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush ...

11 minutes ago



WASHINGTON - The Bush administration proclaimed significant progress in the war on terror Tuesday but said the enemy has adjusted to U.S. defenses and that "America is safer but we are not yet safe."

"Yet the enemy we face today in the war on terror is not the same enemy we faced on Sept. 11," said the 23-page terrorism strategy update. "Our effective counterterrorist efforts in part have forced the terrorists to evolve and modify their ways of doing business."

In its updated terror-fighting strategy, the administration took credit for some successes, saying that "we have deprived al-Qaida of safe haven in Afghanistan and helped a democratic government rise in its place. It also said that "a multinational coalition joined by the Iraqis is aggressively prosecuting the war against the terrorists in Iraq."

It also maintains that terrorism "is not simply a result of hostility to U.S. policy in Iraq."

"The United States was attacked on September 11 and many years earlier, well before we toppled the Saddam Hussein regime," it said. "Moreover, countries that did not participate in coalition efforts in Iraq have not been spared from terror attacks."

"There will continue to be challenges ahead, but along with our partners, we will attack terrorism and its ideology and bring hope and freedom to the people of the world," the policy statement said.

"This is how we will win the war on terror." <----- Sounds like someone got tired of writing their report so the just wrapped it right up.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 08:06 AM
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2. White House: U.S. safer but not yet safe (LOL)
WOW talk about tri-angulation and spin. This is a hoot to read.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060905/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush...

11 minutes ago



WASHINGTON - The Bush administration proclaimed significant progress in the war on terror Tuesday but said the enemy has adjusted to U.S. defenses and that "America is safer but we are not yet safe."

"Yet the enemy we face today in the war on terror is not the same enemy we faced on Sept. 11," said the 23-page terrorism strategy update. "Our effective counterterrorist efforts in part have forced the terrorists to evolve and modify their ways of doing business."

In its updated terror-fighting strategy, the administration took credit for some successes, saying that "we have deprived al-Qaida of safe haven in Afghanistan and helped a democratic government rise in its place. It also said that "a multinational coalition joined by the Iraqis is aggressively prosecuting the war against the terrorists in Iraq."

It also maintains that terrorism "is not simply a result of hostility to U.S. policy in Iraq."

"The United States was attacked on September 11 and many years earlier, well before we toppled the Saddam Hussein regime," it said. "Moreover, countries that did not participate in coalition efforts in Iraq have not been spared from terror attacks."

"There will continue to be challenges ahead, but along with our partners, we will attack terrorism and its ideology and bring hope and freedom to the people of the world," the policy statement said.

"This is how we will win the war on terror." <----- :thumbsup: Sounds like someone got tired of writing their report so the just wrapped it right up.

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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 08:06 AM
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3. Yea won't BE safe until January, 2009 ...
... when Asshat's on his way back to Crawford.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 08:06 AM
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4. "There are no plans to raise the threat (terror) threat level,"
The updated strategy came in the wake of the release of a new al-Qaida video over the weekend that raised concerns about the possibility of another attack as the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches. The tape featured an American believed by the FBI to have attended al-Qaida training camps calling for his countrymen to convert to Islam.

Asked about this Tuesday, Fran Townsend, a special assistant to President Bush for homeland security and counterterrorism, said she did not think the tape suggested another strike.

"We've seen tapes before. We've seen these sort of releases right near Sept. 11," she said on ABC's "Good Morning America."

"There are no plans to raise the threat (terror) threat level," Townsend said.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 08:06 AM
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5. Townsend had a long interview on abc this morning about this.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 08:06 AM
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6. She's on CNN now
Edited on Tue Sep-05-06 07:49 AM by C_U_L8R
what a snarky obnoxious person...

and yeah she's a bad liar
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 08:13 AM
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9. She is making the rounds and the morning shows are sucking it up.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 08:06 AM
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7. "Haven't taken away all your freedoms yet."
Edited on Tue Sep-05-06 07:49 AM by ck4829
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 08:06 AM
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8. Oh, they do love their parsing. Or is that Parseltongue?
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 10:08 AM
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11. White House: Bush smarter but not yet smart
Even that would be untrue.
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 08:21 AM
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10. I am sick of paying his salary for him to campaign rather than work.
Edited on Tue Sep-05-06 08:23 AM by Evergreen Emerald
Is there anyone out there that does not see through this over-used line of bull? How stupid are people?

Or (tinfoil hat time) Are these speeches a cover, so when Diebold brings them the elections they can point to the speeches as turning it around for the republicans?

And, of course (bigger tin-foil hat) they could simply swear them all in before the votes are counted...that appears to work too.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 10:25 AM
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12. Ofcourse the US is not safe. The WH commits wag the dog crimes = terror!
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 10:29 AM
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13. America scared, but not yet scared enough
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