He has done more damage to the US than any person I can think of, living or dead.
His record speaks for itself.
Somehow, he was working on the PATRIOT Act before 9/11, he had a hand in "normalizing" torture, he sat on his hands and let New Orleaneans die, and now he's engineered a mass irradiation and humiliation program that effects millions of Americans.
The new growth industry in the US is criminalizing, harassing, robbing and imprisoning American citizens.
Call it the "Chertoff Century."
During 2005-2006, Chertoff worked overtime and spent tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer money to develop full-body scanners which which he personally got involved in marketing in 2009 and 2010 when he was out of office.
This is what else was going on in the country at the time. He was the man in command of the federal relief efforts after Katrina in New Orleans.