In congratulating authorities in Great Britain and the United States for foiling the airline bomb plot Thursday, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., offered an "I told you so" of sorts to critics of the Bush administration and, presumably, congressional overseers such as himself. In a statement noting he had been informed of the plot earlier in the week, Roberts said: "This is the kind of success that our intelligence and law enforcement personnel work hard to achieve — a success achieved despite damaging leaks and unjustified criticisms of the methods they use to detect and prevent terrorist attacks."
So this plot was uncovered by monitoring — without a court order or any meaningful legislative oversight — the international e-mails and phone calls of Americans?
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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