Trumped up terrorism numbers

Is a drunk, rowdy passenger on an aeroplane a terrorist? Is a man who pushes a judge? They are according to annual reports from the Department of Justice. An investigation found that the department routinely overstates the number of terrorist arrests and convictions it makes every year. It does so, apparently, to cook the numbers for Congress, as a way to justify its annual $22-billion budget of which counter-terrorism is a part

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