Correction: when we said we were ‘winning’ the war on terror, we actually meant ‘losing’
From CNN today:
“WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. government acknowledged Thursday that a recent report declaring a decline in terrorism in 2003 was wrong.
The report, released in April and touted by top administration officials as a sign of the success of the war on terrorism, was based on faulty data, said State Department spokesman Richard Boucher.
In fact, he told reporters, the corrected report will show “a sharp increase over the previous year.” The corrected version is not yet completed, he said.
Secretary of State Colin Powell denied the errors were the result of an effort to make the administration look good.”