Saturday, October 08, 2005

They Call This "Intelligence?"

It looks like we're fighting them over there so we can argue about them over here. According to New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg :
"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?"


  1. Will this count as the 11th "serious terrorist plot" we've "disrupted?"


    Of course Bush and his Band of Bunglers will claim that, even though DHS said it wasn't a threat.

    This next week could be very interesting, and very dangerous for the nation if even half the rumors concerning Bush's mental state and drinking/snorting habits are true.

    Think 1974. Think Watergate. Think Nixon.

    Now as then, interesting times.

  2. Yeah, VERY interesting--especially if half the rumors about the Fitzgerald indictments are true.

  3. Anonymous1:51 PM

    Um, no. That would be the 12th "serious terrorist plot" that we've "disrupted." I personally fended one off yesterday with nothing but my knitting needles. Of course, that is "classified" information.


  4. Yes, it's classified, but your secret's safe with me.