News coverage on March 21 was dominated by the war in Iraq, with one notable exception: the announcement of nationwide arrests by Operation Green Quest, a Washington-based federal task force created after September 11 to disrupt terrorist financial networks. The impression given was of a swift and decisive dragnet, with agents in four cities, including Minneapolis, executing search warrants and arresting a total of nine individuals. In a widely quoted press release, Michael Garcia, assistant director of the newly created Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), touted Green Quest's efficacy: "By dismantling these illegal networks, we are denying avenues for terrorist groups to raise and move funds... More >>>