Clearly, then, these plots weren't foiled:
- December 2001, Richard Reid: British citizen attempted to ignite shoe bomb on flight from Paris to Miami.
- May 2002, Jose Padilla: American citizen accused of seeking "dirty bomb," convicted of conspiracy.
- September 2002, Lackawanna Six: American citizens of Yemeni origin convicted of supporting Al Qaeda. Five of six were from Lackawanna, N.Y.
- May 2003, Iyman Faris: American citizen charged with trying to topple the Brooklyn Bridge.
Good thing, too - because if all of these threats were stopped in six years, the possibility of having a Democrat in the White House would be really scary.