Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Thank you Jaime Gorelick

Military spies were forced to slap "stickies on the face of Mohamed Atta" and other 9/11 hijackers — despite knowing where they were in the United States — because Pentagon lawyers barred them from telling the FBI the fiends could be tied to al Qaeda, a GOP lawmaker charges.
I'll tell you how stupid it was — they put stickies [like Post-it notes] on the faces of Mohamed Atta on the chart that the military intelligence unit had completed and they said you can't talk to Atta because he's here" legally, Weldon charged.

Another reason for the Pentagon lawyers' actions, Weldon said, was a pre-Sept. 11 barrier that prevented the FBI and U.S. spy agencies from sharing intelligence — a practice the 9/11 commission criticized last year in its final report.

Jamie Gorelick, a deputy attorney general under former President Bill Clinton and a commission member, codified the separation between investigative and intelligence agencies in a 1995 memo.
Another one of "Nero" Clinton's boffo crew - fiddling while the nation's enemies gather.