Tuesday, November 09, 2004

CIA Official Defies Order to Stop Criticizing Agency

from The Chicago Tribune
A senior CIA counterterrorism official has defied orders to stop publicly criticizing the U.S. government's response to Al Qaeda, complaining that no one has been held accountable for failures that helped lead to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and warning that management problems continue to put Americans at risk.

Michael Scheuer, a 22-year veteran of the CIA and former chief of its Osama bin Laden operation, acknowledged Monday that he might be putting his job in jeopardy by discussing details of a memo in which he cited 10 examples of the agency's failures against Al Qaeda.

1 comment:

Sheryl said...

I like being able to have heroes in the CIA and FBI. When I was a kid there was always such a stigma there. It's kind of like when you get to know someone from a culture that has been misrepresented in the press. There is a --wow, they're just people after all--feel to it.

I met the sweetest guy in the FBI when I was trying to get my residency for New Zealand. Anyway, thanks for this article.