“In a word, no,” according to ProPublica, which provides a detailed dismantling today of the frequently trotted out statistic. The exaggerated back-patting includes a handful of alleged terrorist plans that never made it out of the discussion phase, a few handled by other agencies, and a couple in which a government informant was pulling all of the strings. It’s not that we’re not grateful, it’s just that fourteen is a real stretch.
(In a fairly anticlimactic announcement, I must say.) pic.twitter.com/4hbFqx5Xg4