Stebben84 wrote:If you read the report, you'll see that the problems occurred under someone else's watch. Only 2 witnesses have entered the program since 2001. The biggest problem was the sharing of new names once these people entered the program. They couldn't be sufficiently tracked. This report was conducted by the current administration to correct some other administration's mistakes. How's that for hope and change. I'll wait for your outrage with the previous administration.
Not entirely accurate, only 2 have entered in the last 6 year. 60% of all former known or suspected terrorists in the program entered prior to 2001. It's stated in the report appendix that less than 1% of all program participants were linked to terrorism. With 18,300 participants since it's inception that puts the number of terrorism linked participants, at less then 183, with less than 73 entering after 2001 but only 2 who entered the program in the last 6 years mostly likely witnesses of the 2007 plot to bomb the JFK International Airport and the 2009 NYC Subway Suicide Bomb Plot.
You are correct that it was the current administration that saw a need to improve the process for handling terrorism related cases, and requested the audit. Some idiot wanting to play gottcha might point out that 60% of the terrorism linked participants entered under Clinton. Of course such a person would be neglecting to note that most of the current Terrorism tracking process were not put into place until after 9/11/2001. So you are also corret in pointing out that this mess was created in the previous administration.