Is James Clapper’s Ignorance a Bug? Or a Feature?

By: Saturday December 25, 2010 8:14 am

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has been getting beat up because he got embarrassed by Diane Sawyer when he admitted he had no clue about a 12-person counterterrorism arrest in the UK earlier the day of the interview. In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, taped Monday afternoon, Clapper was asked about the arrests, [...]

Dick Cheney’s Counterterrorism Incompetence Continues to Endanger Us

By: Monday April 26, 2010 3:48 pm

When I was out tromping around Yosemite (!!) on Friday, one of Najibullah Zazi’s co-conspirators, Zarein Ahmedzay, plead guilty to two terrorism-related charges. Mark that up as yet another counterterrorism victory for civilian courts. But it’s more than that. As Isikoff and Hosenball emphasize, the government revealed on Friday that Zazi and Ahmedzay received instructions [...]

Cheney’s Sabotage of Counter-Terrorism

By: Tuesday September 8, 2009 5:07 pm

Remember how Cheney almost blew a counter-terrorism investigation?

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