5,788. 4/15/2004

The State Department’s Patterns of Global Terrorism 2003 report, released in April 2004, “claimed that the number of terrorist incidents worldwide had dropped in 2003 to 190. If that was true, it would have represented the lowest level in more than thirty years, and a decline of 45 percent since President Bush took office. At the time, senior Bush administration officials like Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage cited the report as ‘clear evidence that we are prevailing in the fight,’ and Cofer Black, the ambassador at large for counterterrorism, called it ‘good news.’ ” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Lance, Cover Up, Page 250

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