U.S. terrorism watch list tops 1 million

Dandelion Salad

By Randall Mikkelsen
Jul 14, 2008

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. watch list of terrorism suspects has passed 1 million records, corresponding to about 400,000 people, and a leading civil rights group said on Monday the number was far too high to be effective.

The Bush administration disagreed and called the list one of the most effective tools implemented after the September 11 hijacked plane attacks — when a federal “no-fly” list contained just 16 people considered threats to aviation.

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