Are we going to find out that this was truly our law enforcement at work doing AMAZING things to protect us....or, some dopey informant, read Chalabi, who saved his own skin. Jeez. It sure sounds like this was spy work extrodinaire, but, we're going to hold our judgement until it's over.
His surveillance trips to the airport with the suspects, travels abroad to meet with supporters and assurances he wanted to die as a martyr in an attack on an underground jet fuel pipeline gave counterterrorism agents insight and evidence that experts say was otherwise unattainable.
And his help once again demonstrated the growing importance of informants in the war on terrorism, particularly as smaller radical groups become more aggressive.