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Americans still wary despite terror alert drop

With the war in Iraq ending and the nation’s terror alert level dropping, Wendell Bruns should have reason to enjoy a carefree vacation in Las Vegas. But the changes did little to ease his mind. “I don’t know if it changes anything,” Bruns, 60, of Henry, S.D., said Wednesday at he stood on the Strip. “I’m a little more suspicious of the future. Terrorists will wait their turn. Terrorism is still around. They’ll pick the time and place of their choosing.” Across the country, some Americans weren’t convinced that lowering the nation’s terror alert level from high to elevated means anything has changed. Others said they weren’t really worried anyway or felt reassured by the change. “I didn’t really feel unsafe to begin with,” said Jay Ekis, 27, who was working at a downtown Montpelier, Vt., coffee store. “I didn’t feel threatened by terror or the possibility there would be terrorism, especially in this neighborhood.” However, he said he worries about what he called the Bush administration’s failure to think through the long-term implications of war in Iraq. “I do feel uneasy about world events,” he said. Full Story

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