9/11 suspect flees u.s.
Now this fills me with confidence about the way the "war on terror" is being waged. A man suspected of selling fake IDs to a couple of the 9/11 hijackers fled the country just before his home was raided by law enforcement officials.
I thought the odious USA-PATRIOT act was supposed to allow for increased surveillance of suspects? Was no one even monitoring this guy? (Answer: No, not 24 hours a day.) One thing is clear--a man who's a likely part ofthe conspiracy or at least a source of intelligence has flown the coop because no one was monitoring his activities.
While I'm at it, I should also mention that a helpful citizen apparently hacked an al Qaeda Website and tried for a week to interest the FBI into looking into it. Interestingly, the vast majority of hits seemed to come from our putative ally in the War on Terror, Saudi Arabia.
I'm proud of the job that the military has done in denying al Qaeda the free run of Afghanistan. But it's increasingly obvious that whatever strides are beign made against terror abroad, domestically the FBI has done and continues to utterly drop the ball. Intelligence is key in the War on Terror, but neither the CIA nor the FBI are part of the massive new "Homeland Security" buereaucracy. And although the President wants expanded authority to sack non-Republicans--er, non-performers, I understand that no one at the FBI has gotten the axe over the revealed failures of intelligence.
InstaPundit isn't too thrilled with Homeland Security, either.