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Sunday, August 08, 2004

Terror Alert

I was just watching CNN and they came up with the results for a poll they conducted on whether people believe that the terror alert is effective or not. Only 8% said yes. I found that really interesting. It's good to know that people don't really pay attention to that. We as a country don't need to be living in a constant state of fear. Life need's to be lived!

Speaking of this... here's an article on how we aren't safe. Oh, live in fear, Americans.

Bush Warns Americans They Are 'Still Not Safe'
Reuters, Sat Aug 7 2004, 4:47 PM ET

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (Reuters) - President Bush warned Americans on Saturday last weekend's terrorism alert was another sign the country was still not safe but said he was taking steps to prevent future attacks.
Alert levels were raised for specific locations in New York City, Washington and New Jersey after a top-level review of information that al Qaeda may be plotting to attack financial institutions including the New York Stock Exchange, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
"We're doing everything we can in our power to confront the danger," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "We're making good progress in protecting our people and bringing our enemies to account."
The administration has been facing tough questions after it became known that some of the information that led to the elevated alert was three years old.
Bush defended the new alerts, stating new information gleaned from arrests in Pakistan and other new intelligence suggested that al Qaeda had recently updated information on those potential targets.
"We're still not safe," said Bush, who was spending the weekend at his family's oceanfront compound in Maine to attend the wedding of his nephew, George P. Bush, the son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. He also found time to do some fishing with his twin daughters and father, former President George Bush.

To read the rest of this article go here: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5903149

Interesting. Bush must be doing a lot of hard work putting plans into motion to help protect our country while he catches a few fish. I understand that we need to be aware of things around us and be cautious, but we don't need to be living our lives in a constant state of terror. That's exactly what the terrorists want us to do. Bush need's to spend more time activating plans and listening to the 9/11 Commission. Hopefully someone else will take over in November and will get things done.


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