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Mixed results in legal fight against terrorism

Four years after September 11, the Bush administration has claimed some legal victories in its war on terrorism, but critics say there have been few major convictions and not a single trial of anyone caught trying to carry out an attack. In a media blitz over the past few weeks to build support for renewal of parts of the Patriot Act — passed after September 11, to expand authority of the federal government to track down terrorism suspects — Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has recited a laundry list of legal victories by the government. He said they range from “shoebomber” Richard Reid to September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui to university student Ahmed Abu Ali, who was found guilty last month of conspiring with al Qaeda and plotting to kill President George W. Bush. “It is hardly the case, as some have sought to suggest, that we’ve disrupted only a handful of terrorist plots since 9/11. Far from it,” Gonzales told the Council on Foreign Relations this month in a speech. Full Story

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