On Monday, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld acknowledged that the insurgency has been stronger than anticipated, but he also said the news media have focused on the war's growing body count rather than progress that has been achieved.
"To be responsible, one needs to stop defining success in Iraq as the absence of terrorist attacks," Rumsfeld said in remarks at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
So when we say War on *TERROR,* terrorist attacks are now no longer included in that abstract fuzzy concept of TERROR? Interesting. Next time two suicide bombers blow themselves up at an Iraqi Police Academy, radically changing the lives of 59 people and their families and friends, it's good to know that I don't have to care about that as much...it's the responsible thing to do.