American Voters: U.S., Allies Winning the War on Terror News Wire

Fifty-one percent of American voters think “the United States and its allies are winning the war on terror,” according to a nationwide survey from Rasmussen Reports.

That represents “the highest figure recorded in nearly four years” and a dramatic increase from the 36 percent who felt the same way a year ago. The survey also revealed that just 16 percent of voters think “the terrorists are on top, while 27% view it as a stalemate.”

“Since 9/11, we recognized that we’re at war and we must stop new attacks before they happen — not wait until after they happen,” President Bush said today. “…We’ve captured or killed thousands of terrorists — including most of those responsible for the September the 11th attacks. We’ve removed regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq that threatened our citizens and the peace in the world. And now we’re helping the people of those two nations fight the terrorists who want to establish new safe havens from which to launch attacks on America and our friends.

“In the long run, though, the best way to defeat the terrorists is to offer a hopeful alternative to their murderous ideology — and that alternative is based on human liberty. We’ve seen a hopeful beginning for the cause of liberty at the start of the 21st century,” Bush added, speaking at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington. “Over the last seven years, we’ve seen the citizens in Afghanistan and Iraq emerge from tyranny to establish representative governments.”

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