Bush said the act "has been vital to our success in tracking terrorists and disrupting their plans."What terrorists? What plans?
There is some evidence that the "terrorists" of Bush's fevered imaginings are no more than a loosely-woven band of mal-contents that apparently aren't going to do anything to rock Bush's little boat because they're utterly delighted with the way his policies add to their numbers. Recruitment has never been easier -- on their side, anyway.
The Patriot Act hasn't brought a single terrorist to justice and stands as one of the most heinous things any US government has ever done to the people they're nominally representing.