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Holder: We were at war years before we knew it

Holder: We were at war years before we knew it

Attorney General-nominee Eric Holder says the U.S. was at war years before it even realized it.
At his confirmation hearing with lawmakers, Holder said terrorist attacks on U.S. embassies overseas and on the USS Cole should were acts of war. He said it should not have taken the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 to make the U.S. America realize it was at war.
Holder, who served as a senior Justice Department official during the Clinton administration, said that in hindsight, the U.S. should have responded more decisively to the Colo and embassy attacks.
The comments won praise from Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham. Holder appears headed for confirmation after a hearing in which Republicans held back from the toughest questioning.