FBI admits Patriot Act snooping powers didn’t crack any major terrorism cases – Washington Times

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Albert Einstein

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FBI admits Patriot Act snooping powers didn’t crack any major terrorism cases – Washington Times.

In theory, it sounds like a powerful tool in our fight against terrorism, so let’s keep it in place, because despite no evidence to bolster that theory, it sounds like a good idea…  Sure, much easier to keep invading the privacy of law-abiding citizens and throw huge sums of taxpayer money into a program, which has not proven to be “a powerful tool”, but seems like it should be.  How many ineffective governmental programs stay in place , because their intent was for a worthy purpose?  Why don’t they try some different intelligence gathering and analytical approaches and see if they can come up with some that actually do crack some major terrorism cases?

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