No Terrorists Convicted
What about shoebomber Richard Reid? What about Taliban solider John Walker Lindh? What about Yahya Goba, Shafal Mosed, Yasein Taher, Taysal Galab, Mukhtar al-Bakri and Sahim Alwan of Lackawanna, New York? What about Jeffrey Battle, Patrice Ford, Ahmed Bilal, Muhammad Bilal, and October Lewis of Portland, Oregon? And Mike Hawash? How about Masoud Ahmad Khan, Seifullah Chapman, Yong Ki Kwon, Donald Surratt, and Hammad Abdur-Raheem from the Washington DC area? What about James Ujaama? And Iyman Faris? [Malkin provides hyperlinks, which I omit here, for most names.]
Of course, “major” is a slippery modifier. But considering that Don Rumsfeld’s department is killing top level al Qaeda terrorists on a regular basis, and the fact that Ashcroft’s jurisdiction is the territorial United States, the list seems impressive enough.
Update: Add Nuradin M. Abdi to the list. Unless thwarting the killing of hundreds of people in flyover country doesn’t qualify as “major,” of course.