79% think 'War on Terror' is not over

Rick Moran
The fact that we've still got 100,000 troops in Afghanistan should be sufficient to give the lie to the recent statement by a State Department official that the "War on Terror" was over.

Regardless, Rasmussen finds the American people a lot smarter about the enemy than the State Department:

Voters overwhelmingly reject the idea that the war on terror is over one year after the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, although most feel his al Qaeda terrorist group is weaker today. But a majority also still thinks a terrorist attack is possible in the next year.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 11% of Likely U.S. Voters think the war on terror is over. Seventy-nine percent (79%) say that war, declared after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, is not over. Another 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The Obama administration is eager to move on from combating Muslim extremism, seeking to normalize it by embracing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere. They are fooling themselves, of course. The Brotherhood is on a collision course with Israel and will seek to make good on their threats to destroy the Jewish state. I'm not sure there's anything Obama could have done to stop it, but encouraging it is not the answer either.



The fact that we've still got 100,000 troops in Afghanistan should be sufficient to give the lie to the recent statement by a State Department official that the "War on Terror" was over.

Regardless, Rasmussen finds the American people a lot smarter about the enemy than the State Department:

Voters overwhelmingly reject the idea that the war on terror is over one year after the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, although most feel his al Qaeda terrorist group is weaker today. But a majority also still thinks a terrorist attack is possible in the next year.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 11% of Likely U.S. Voters think the war on terror is over. Seventy-nine percent (79%) say that war, declared after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, is not over. Another 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The Obama administration is eager to move on from combating Muslim extremism, seeking to normalize it by embracing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere. They are fooling themselves, of course. The Brotherhood is on a collision course with Israel and will seek to make good on their threats to destroy the Jewish state. I'm not sure there's anything Obama could have done to stop it, but encouraging it is not the answer either.