As much as I don't like buying into the 'intelligence failure' theory being sold by the left, I must ask myself some rather interesting questions.
Intelligence not only failed to prevent 09/11, but it totally screwed the pooch on Iraq. These two facts are undeniable.
Now that doesn't mean that I think it was a mistake to enter Iraq and remove Husseiin. What it means is that our nation and the President were blindsided by a failure of domestic and internation information gathering.
We spend way too much money on clandestine operations both domesticly and internationally, to get burnt like this.
The left is using this information to trash the right. The fact is, heads should have rolled at the CIA, the NSA and a few other places after 09/11 and our resulting invasion of Iraq.
Right now we're hearing that there is a backlog of translations needed for information we have already gathered. What the hell are the CIA and NSA there for, if not to execute this duty?
My question is this. WTF is going on at CIA and NSA? Is anybody home?
Why Bush kept on Clinton's CIA Director, George (can't remember his last name) is beyond me.