Could Patriot Act have prevented 9/11?

You know what would have prevented 9/11 from happening? If Norad came to work that day. If Standard Operating Procedures were followed, 9/11 could not have possibly happened. But lets not investigate any of that, instead, lets start illegal wars of aggression and spy on Americans to prevent the next one...

As the Senate prepares for a showdown vote to reauthorize the Patriot Act, members of the World's Greatest Deliberative Body should deliberate on this: Had it existed, could the Patriot Act have prevented the Sept. 11 massacre?

"I think if the Patriot Act were in place in the summer of 2001 ... connecting the dots would have been so basic and easy and fundamental," says Debra Burlingame, co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America ( Her brother, Charles Burlingame, piloted American Airlines Flight 77 until al Qaeda hijackers murdered him, grabbed the controls, and smashed his Boeing 757 into the Pentagon, killing all 58 passengers and six crew members aboard and another 120 people at the Defense Department.
Whatever the Patriot Act might have achieved before 9/11, it has accomplished plenty since. It has helped prosecutors charge some 401 suspected terrorists, the Justice Department reports, of whom 212 have been convicted or pleaded guilty.(Guilty to what?) Despite this track record, the Patriot Act soon could be consumed in a partisan bonfire.

After successfully spearheading a Dec. 16 anti-reauthorization filibuster, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada bragged, "We killed the Patriot Act." If it prevails, this blindly Bushophobic attitude will return America to the way we were on Sept. 10, 2001: Fat, happy, and naked to whatever morning might bring.

From this Daily Show clip,

From this Daily Show clip, Washington Post looked at the convictions.

"39 people - not 200 were convicted of crimes related to terrorism..."
"...others were convicted of relatively minor crimes..."
US plans to 'fight the net' revealed:

Isn't Charles Burlingame the

Isn't Charles Burlingame the USAF Retired 6months before 9/11 to take a job with AA after having a training exercise of a plane crashing into the pentagon and then his plane crashing into the pentagon? His sister is pushing for the Patriot Act renewal???? Surprised?

Burlingame SS ... thats


SS ... thats indeed bears a strong smell

Please provide URLs on these.

the title of this post seems

the title of this post seems like it was ripped straight from The Weekly Standard."more facism please!"

u2r2 heres a couple links

u2r2 heres a couple links on the Pilot of AA77

But lets not forget that a Barbara Olsen is also onboard this flight per her husband then US Solicitor General Theodore B. Olsen. see same the article for AA77