February 17, 2004

Familiar Patterns

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at February 17, 2004 10:22 AM

Remind me again why this administration is considered strong on terrorism?

Prosecutor in Terror Case Sues Ashcroft

WASHINGTON - A federal prosecutor in a major terrorism case in Detroit has taken the rare step of suing Attorney General John Ashcroft, alleging the Justice Department interfered with the case, compromised a confidential informant and exaggerated results in the war on terrorism

Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Convertino of Detroit accused the Justice Department of "gross mismanagement" of the war on terrorism in a whistleblower lawsuit filed late Friday in federal court in Washington.

Gross mismanagement? By the Bush Administration? You must be joking.

The lawsuit states Convertino first complained to his superiors more than a year ago about Justice's interference in the Detroit terrorism trial, saying Washington supervisors "had continuously placed perception over reality to the serious detriment of the war on terror."

"Perception over reality..." Where have we heard this before? Apart from Iraq, the economy, the environment...

Convertino also accused Justice officials of intentionally divulging the name of one of his confidential terrorism informants (CI) to retaliate against him.

It worked so well against Joseph Wilson, after all.

And this is what they're supposed to be good at. I for one will be feeling a lot safer if Bush fails to win reelection.

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