79% think 'War on Terror' is not over

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...(Read Full Post)

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