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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Edward J. Curran
A special panel recently authorized by Congress to conduct an independent review of the FBI's efforts to reform itself in the aftermath of the 9/11 Commission report will examine the case of confidential human source that the FBI had placed in direct contact with Osama bin Laden during the early-1990s, a key congressman said Wednesday.
Everybody knows that God protects drunks, little boys and the United States of America, and the how and why is many times a mystery. The survival of drunks, little boys and the United States depends on it. This fortunate providence works despite everything government bureaucrats can sometimes do to thwart it.
The FBI placed a human source in direct contact with Osama bin Laden in 1993 and ascertained that the al Qaeda leader was looking to finance terrorist attacks in the United States.
"It was the only source I know in the bureau where we had a source right in al Qaeda, directly involved," Mr. Curran told the court in support of the discrimination lawsuit filed against the bureau by his former agent, Bassem Youssef.
"It was the only source I know in the bureau where we had a source right in al Qaeda, directly involved," Edward J. Curran, a former top official in the FBI's Los Angeles office, told the court in support of a discrimination lawsuit filed against the bureau by his former agent Bassem Youssef.