Someone in the FBI spoke up, in this open letter to the FBI Director by Special Agient Coleen Rowley (

Such an attack, though, may have grave consequences for your ability to discharge your responsibility to protect Americans, and it is altogether likely that you will find yourself a helpless bystander to a rash of 9-11s. The bottom line is this: We should be deluding neither ourselves nor the American people that there is any way the FBI, despite the various improvements you are implementing, will be able to stem the flood of terrorism that will likely head our way in the wake of an attack on Iraq. What troubles me most is that I have no assurance that you have made that clear to the president.

If you believe my concerns have merit, I would ask you to share them with the president and attorney general. We no doubt can agree that our Government has a gargantuan task facing it of melding American foreign policy to make the world, and primarily United States soil, a safer place. I pray for our American and allied world leaders’ success in achieving this most important objective.

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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  1. Personally, I don’t have much confidence in the FBI stopping multiple terrorist attacks once war commences, but I read that same bit tempered by the fact that 1. she is in Minneapolis office and 2. she is not a counter-terrorism expert privy to related information.

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