A few answers to Krugman’s “facts, from a well-informed reader:
I must respond to your Corner e-mailer who agrees with Krugman, “minus the hyperventalating”. This, from recent AG testimony before Senate Judiciary:
***We have leveled criminal charges against 310 individuals. To date, we have won 179 convictions.
***We have broken up terrorist plots all across America-from Virginia to Oregon, from Florida to New York, in the heartland and on both coasts.
***We have targeted the lifeblood of transnational terrorism, launching 70 investigations into terrorist financing.
But the most tangible measure of success is found in this fact for which we are grateful to God, [fellow] citizens, and law enforcement: For more than two-and-a-half years, we have not experienced a major terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
ME: Read all of Ashcroft’s testimony here.