Yet another long litancy of how the FBI actively CYA’d itself in to inaction before the 11 Sep attacks. But we can’t blame just the standard bureaocratic power tripping and inertia. The fact that the FBI has repeatedly failed to upgrade its information infrastructure to the point where it can supply e-mail addresses to all of its agents was no small part of the problem. None of this, of course, is addressed by the Patriot Act and there’s no evidence that any of it will be fixed or even tinkered with before the next successful attack.
Cross posted at Low Earth Orbit