Just yesterday a new bipartisan report was released on whether or not we are winning the war on terror. The simple answer this report provides is: No! Although some progress has been made, if you look at the empirical evidence, we are losing the war on terror. Interestingly, so far in the presidential campaigns, this question has fallen from the center stage that it had in the 2004 campaign. The fact that this report addressed the question in both a bipartisan and a quantitative manner will hopefully serve to break through the partisan campaign talking points that are bound to emerge if this issue does indeed gain more prominence in this year’s campaign. On this anniversay of September 11th, we must not only remember those who have lost their lives, but also we must examine whether or not our efforts at protecting Americans during the past seven years and have made us safer. Unfortunately, the answer is no.