“Looking back on the period immediately after 9/11 responsible officials told New York Times reporters [on January 17, 2006] that National Security Agency eavesdropping had been streaming thousands of items for follow-up to the FBI and that the ‘unfiltered information was swamping investigators.’ Virtually all these tips ‘led to dead ends or innocent Americans.’ “

 – Ian S. Lustick, Trapped in the War on Terror, Page 2