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Institutional Arrogance

ServantDujmovJr Wrote: May 14, 2012 12:16 AM
The "Reply" icon wouldn't open. I posted a new comment. The "Reply" icon is opening for me now. Just to make sure you notice the new comment, here it is as a proper Reply: He earned the right to be arrogant? He earned the right to be a Felon! He earned the right to be called a traitor! Smuggling cocaine into the U.S., selling weapons to Iran; all to fund the C.I.A.'s own private war! He disrespected and soiled the U.S. Constitution and the spewed it in your face and the face of America. How's that for empty sentences? Anything else?

WASHINGTON -- Last week, this column described a deadly suicide attack by the Haqqani network on a secure compound outside Kabul, Afghanistan, and the failure of NATO officials to heed human intelligence that might have saved lives. I wrote, "The intel provided included information on how to precisely locate the terrorists. When I asked why the attack wasn't prevented, I was told: 'It was HUMINT. Nobody pays attention to HUMINT.'"

Shortly after the column appeared, a senior U.S. intelligence officer -- and a friend -- admonished me, "It's not just HUMINT." He described the problem as "institutional arrogance" and a failure...