Brother Kenya weighs in with some rather interesting questions about the administration’s secret spy program. He recalls a story from last March, about a secret FBI report indicating a lack of Al Qaeda cells in the US. He also recalls FBI Director Robert Mueller testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee in February that he was "concerned about what we are not seeing." So, was this program, as the president insists, an effective tool in the war on terror? Was it turning up nothing because it actually wasn’t effective, or because there was nothing to turn up? Surely, it can’t be because the NSA wasn’t sharing information with the FBI, since Condi just told us that “the program was intended to eliminate the ‘seam’ between American intelligence operations overseas and law enforcement agencies at home.”

Anyway, go read Brother Kenya’s superb post. I suspect he’s probably right that we’re just seeing the inevitable consequences of “what happens when you start looking for demons up your own asshole.”

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