Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Didn't Get the Memo

Who's Sorry Now?

How about Michael Rolince, FBI supervisor who NEVER READ THE MOUSSAOUI MEMO? "The headquarters supervisor of the FBI's international terrorism operations section testified Tuesday he had never read an Aug. 18, 2001 memo in which an agent proposed a full criminal investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui as a possible terrorist airplane hijacker. " (Yahoo here) Jeeze Louise. How's your confidence level in these guys protecting us?

There's more: "MacMahon then introduced an April 13, 2001, FBI electronic communication drawn from the April 2001 intelligence briefing paper. It advised all FBI field offices on countering bin Laden's threats in this country, without mentioning al-Khattab.

Rolince said he hadn't approved the communication, but MacMahon said the paper said he did.

Brinkema broke in: "Is it possible for a document to say you approved it if you have not approved it?"

"Absolutely," Rolince replied, provoking an outburst of laughter around the normally quiet courtroom."