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Most in U.S. Back View Bush Was Lax on Terror -Poll

Most Americans agree with a former White House counterterrorism chief that President Bush was lax on terrorism before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a poll published on Thursday found. However, the poll also found that a majority of Americans still support Bush’s record on security, a key issue in his reelection effort. The poll by the Los Angeles Times found that 52 percent of Americans agreed with charges by the former official, Richard Clarke, that Bush “failed to take the threat of terrorism seriously enough” before the attacks, while 40 percent disagreed. An even larger share, 57 percent, agreed with Clarke that Bush placed a higher priority on invading Iraq than on combating terrorism. Full Story

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