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Wednesday, December 11, 2002

 

Congress suggests consequences for 9-11 intelligence failure
So, Congress has suggested disciplinary action against those people who messed up leading up to the September 11 attacks. Good. They've also suggested a cabinet level position of "director of national intelligence." This could be good. They've also suggested
that Congress and the administration consider the creation of a separate domestic spying agency because of "the FBI's history of repeated shortcomings within its current responsibility for domestic intelligence."

This is bad, I think. It sounds like a lot more bureaucracy, which is the last thing we need. I'd rather see the whole organization restructured or replaced, ending with a single, streamlined organization with the two wings of law enforcement and intelligence. Those who find the bad guys and those who capture the bad guys, as it were. But that may be too simplistic--and it's certainly to sensible for Washington to pick up.
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