March 27, 2006

MOUSSAOUI says he had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks. This should get him the death penalty, but it also underscores the damage done by the inept investigation after his arrest. As I noted some time ago: “FBI investigators misunderstood the law, and were thus too slow to search Moussaoui even though the evidence in their possession was more than sufficient. The bureaucratic resistance to searching Moussaoui was so great that field agents in Minnesota wondered — before Sept. 11 — if Usama bin Laden had a mole in Bureau headquarters.”