1. RON SUSKIND, THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE SINCE 9/11 52 (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006).
2. Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Adequate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT Act), Pub. L. No. 107–56, 115 Stat 272 (2001).
3. Senator Russ Feingold explained his reasons for voting against the Patriot Act:
Of course, there is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be
easier to catch terrorists … But that probably would not be a country in
which we would want to live. And that would not be a country for which we
could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short,
that would not be America.
147 Cong. Rec. S10990-02, S11020 (daily ed. Oct. 25, 2001) (statement by Sen. Feingold).
By contrast, Senator Tom Daschle, the Democratic majority leader largely responsible for pushing through the Patriot Act, said “we made the best judgment we could, taking into account the very delicate balance between civil liberties and law enforcement that we had to achieve in bringing a bill of this complexity to the floor … all of those involved did a terrific job under the most difficult of circumstances.” 147 Cong. Rec. SI0547-07, SI0574 (daily ed. Oct. 11, 2001) (statement by Sen. Daschle).
4. NAT’L COMM’N ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE U.S., 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT 394–95 (Washington, DC: USGPO, 2004), http://www.gpoaccess.gov/911/pdf/ fullreport.pdf.
5. President Barack Obama, inaugural address (Jan. 21, 2009), http:// www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/President_Barack_Obamas_Inaugural_Address/.