Monday, May 22, 2006

In case you missed it...

village voice > news > Mondo Washington by James Ridgeway:

"WASHINGTON, D.C.: A group of 25 former federal employees directly involved in the government's counterintelligence and counterterrorism programs held a press conference here this morning to lambaste both the 9-11 Commission and the Bush administration for failing to hold government officials accountable for failures leading up to 9-11.

The ex-employees, from the FBI, CIA, FAA, Customs, and the Defense Intelligence Agency, had firsthand knowledge of their agencies' activities in counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Bogdan Dzakovic, a former special agent at the FAA, said he repeatedly sought to warn his superiors of mismanagement and the dangers of terrorism, but to no avail. He was a leader of a 'Red Team' at FAA, engaged in preparing for terrorist attacks. But he said the security measures in his agency were 'little more than window dressing,' and quoted one frustrated colleague as saying, 'The FAA is so screwed up I don't know where to begin.' "

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