"The F.B.I. attached more credibility to a lot of this information than other agencies. That's just a fact of life. You'll never get consensus in the intelligence community on any one thing."
That's comforting to know.
Russ Knocke, Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff's press secretary called the threat information "specific but noncredible" from intelligence "of doubtful credibilidy."
Joe Lieberman, ranking Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said:
"This is a situation where different people in positions of leadership will reach different conclusions about how to respond to threat information. To me, it is not a question of right or wrong. They both look at the same information and acted differently."
You have to wonder what ex-CIA director George Tenet would have done if he'd looked at the information.
Will this count as the 11th "serious terrorist plot" we've "disrupted?"