6,388. 6/9/2005

“In June [9] 2005, President Bush announced that ‘federal terrorism investigations have resulted in charges against more than 400 suspects, and more than half of those charged have been convicted.’ Yet a Washington Post investigation has shown that only thirty-nine people were convicted of crimes tied to national security or terrorism. Of those, only fourteen had any link to al Qaeda. Among those were John Walker Lindh, the Californian who fought with the Taliban, Zacarias Moussaoui, the would-be hijacker, and Richard Reid, who tried to ignite a shoe bomb aboard an airplane over the Atlantic in December 2001.”

 – Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon, The Next Attack, Page 117

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