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Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Thought on the Bombing

Over the weekend there was a news item on a new study ranking the countries most likely to be the target of a terrorist attack (CNN). The World Markets Research Centre listed Colombia as the most likely victim, followed by Israel, Pakistan, the United States and the Philippines. You can buy a copy of the report for $1500, and maybe there's some complexity to the study I'm missing, but why is the US #4 while Iraq is (I believe) #8? Today's events make the notion that Iraq is less vulnerable to attack than the US look far off.