An unbelievable revelation from an interview between MSNBC’s Nora O’Donnell and former CIA analyst and bin Ladin expert Michael Scheuer:
O’DONNELL: Let me ask you what you know about what we’ve read recently about a secret military operation known as Able Danger. There are people involved in that that say that the United States knew about Mohammed Atta a year before the 9/11 attacks. Is that true? And was there a massive failure by our government?
SCHEUER: I don’t know firsthand information about Able Danger, ma’am, but from what I’ve read in the media, that the lawyers prevented them from passing the information to the FBI, that certainly rings true. The U.S. intelligence community is palsied by lawyers.
When we were going to capture Osama bin Laden, for example, the lawyers were more concerned with bin Laden’s safety and his comfort than they were with the officers charged with capturing him. We had to build an ergonomically designed chair to put him in, special comfort in terms of how he was shackled into the chair. They even worried about what kind of tape to gag him with so it wouldn’t irritate his beard. The lawyers are the bane of the intelligence community.
I wonder if it ever occurred to these idiots that we should actually catch bin Laden before we start worrying about how comfortable he would be in captivity.
Honestly, I’m wondering why we’d be all that worried about his comfort at all…
By Rob Port of Say Anything.