So it took the NYPD, FBI et al about 48 hours to arrest their suspect for the failed car bombing in New York City. Some Republicans (like McCain) are claiming this as a victory for the Patriot Act and other Bush era distortions of constitutional rights enacted "in response" to 9/11. But consider this. This guy was arrested based on a tip from a couple of witnesses (the street vender and the people who sold the SUV to the suspect) and some old fashioned gum-shoeing. No wires were tapped. Jack Bauer didn't have to torture anyone and feel bad about it after.