From TalkLeft: Ashcroft: Not a Single Post 9/11 Terror Jury Conviction
The few convictions Ashcroft has achieved have been plea bargains, often for significantly lesser charges, as we see today.
I guess now we know why Bush and company think blowing up terror suspects is more effective than arresting them. But considering they seem to spend more time and energy hunting anti-war protesters and other dissenters than terrorists, maybe it's not surprising.
As a commenter noted on TalkLeft: is Ashcroft more incompetent for imprisoning over 5000 innocent people, or for being unable to convict 5000 terrorists?