October 07, 2002

MICKEY KAUS WONDERS what the FBI is keeping under wraps where the San Diego hijackers are concerned. "One suspects there is a layer of intrigue and incompetence here that we're not being told about -- for example, did the F.B.I. actually know the two men were up to no good and engage in some fatefully-hamhanded attempt to string them along or protect them in exchange for other information?"

As Kaus suggests, it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, if so.