Monday, November 05, 2001 19 Terrorists Obtained Social Security Cards

"All 19 terrorist hijackers in the Sept. 11 attacks had Social Security numbers, and 13 obtained them legally, government officials say."

When you set up a system that's designed to cover everyone, you should not be surprised that everyone is covered.

SS numbers have been issued to visa holders for quite a while. Students and workers are issued them upon arrival. Only tourists make it in without them. If they impose a National ID card on us, then the terrorists will have one too. That's the whole point.