Tuesday, April 3, 2007

and the facts! my god, the facts!

Gotta be rough.
Poor Robert Mueller. So much negative press.

He's catching flak for FBI flubs, not the least of which is invasion of privacy. You would think that that's the rule and not the exception, what with the Patriot Act and all, but these invasions are accidental: agents obtained warrants for their investigations, but the data submitted on the warrant applications was incorrect.

Mueller's rationale? the "affidavits are exceptionally long" and include "thousands of facts."

Thousands? Yes, that certainly is an awful lot expect someone to manage. If only there were someone whose mission it was to keep information organized, to teach agents how to evalutate data, and to help with research. If only.

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