3,599. 6/10/2002

“…commandeering television cameras during a routine trip to Moscow [on June 10, 2002], [Attorney General John] Ashcroft announced that FBI agents had captured ‘a known terrorist’ planning to explode a ‘dirty bomb’ in the United States–Jose Padilla, a former Chicago gang member who in fact had been in custody since May 8…”

 – Frank Rich, The Greatest Story Ever Sold, Pages 49-50

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