According to a June 2003 report from the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General: “…within just one week of the 9/11 attacks [September 18, 2001], the FBI had ‘received more than 96,000 tips or potential leads from the public, including more than 54,000 through an Internet site it established for the PENTTBOM [Pentagon, Twin Towers Bombing] case, 33,000 that were forwarded directly to FBI field offices across the country, and another 9,000 tips called into the FBI’s toll-free *hotline.* ‘ ”

 – Ian S. Lustick, Trapped in the War on Terror, Page 1