6,560. 12/15/2005

"…far from saving 'thousands of lives,' as claimed by Vice President Dick Cheney in December 2005, the NSA [National Security Agency] [warrantless surveillance] program never led investigators to a genuine terrorist not already under suspicion, nor did it help them to expose any dangerous plots." [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Thomas Powers, The Military Error, 94

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