In a previous post, I quoted facts that I had taken from the newspaper which I fear were wrong. I stated that less than 5000 people have lost their lives since 9/11. I was wrong. I've come across this post by Bob Geiger which is based on information from National Counterterrorism Center (NCC) with information taken from its Terrorism Knowledge Base. This, I believe, is a government agency and the information it holds would have been accessible to Bush. He chose not to use them. Instead, he used the tactic that all right-wing governments use to maintain their authority, - scare the little people, then tell them, they are the only people who can protect them. What he didn't say, but is now quite obvious, is that he, George W Bush, is probably the best recruiting sergeant the terrorists have ever had, and that Americans should really be scared of him and his policies.
The information Bob Geiger's post, clearly shows that terrorist incidents and subsequent deaths have risen year-on-year since 2001, but didn't Bush say that "we are in this fight to win and we are winning" in this year's State Of The Union speech. As Bob Geiger says, - "So if we're really winning the war on terror, shouldn't all of those numbers be going down?"
I am prepared to apologise for the mistaken impression I gave in my post. My defense is that even with the revised figures, Americans with guns are still far more dangerous than terrorists, - and Bush lied again in a State Of The Union speech.