Seeker, Oh OK now I understand.
I don’t blame anyone for thinking that was a lie. Yep that would seem to be a lie to most people, myself included if I didn’t know better. Don’t know if I want to say all this or not, but what the hell; it seems to be all over the press anyway. In this case Bush shot his big mouth off when he should not have and in my opinion, that’s much worse then a lie. The dope could have inadvertently damaged one aspect of our intelligence community by saying what he did. What am I getting at?
On 9/11 and afterward, we had a few intercepts directly linking Bin Laden to the attacks. That is a fact but this is not info Bush should have even hinted about having, but obviously that is what he had in mind. Who the hell am I and how do I know all this? OK here we go...
Well, I’m not part of the intelligence community, never have been, but I HAVE LECTURED AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, the part of the government that intercepted the communications directly Linking Bin laden to 9-11.
I have had the FBI’s head of Covert Operations drinking coffee in my living room offering me a job with his agency (never took it, to risky). And some years ago I worked covertly monitoring bad guys for one agency of the federal government, had lunch with counterfeits, had long conversations with KGB operatives, (got a book coming out about this soon). A lot of what I was involved with made Headlines in the New York Times, the London Guardian, the Washington Post. Almost got my cover blown by two New York Times reporters. It was hard to keep my name out of it, but I pretty much did.
I was privileged and trusted enough to test the security vulnerability of the Hubbell Space Telescope, many NASA related computers, the computers of every branch of the Justice Department, (with the exception of the FBI). I had the responsibility to make sure the bad guys could not get the files of the DEA, the Witness Protection Program, US Marshals service, INS etc. I authored the Security Administrators guide for the US Treasury currently in use at the Bureau of Tobacco Alcohol and Firearms. The former head of the Department Of Justice, the Attorney General knows who I am, and doesn’t like me, but that’s OK, I don’t like her either. That’s my background. Wow I did do a lot of stuff.
Mostly I am not doing that type of security work or the spooky spy type stuff anymore, and as I said, I’m not now and never was officially part of the intelligence community, but I have helped out various agencies over the years, and still do when they ask, and as a result still have a lot of contacts that keep me informed about such matters. I’m not smarter or better then anyone, but my background has helped me see things from a unique perspective. Didn’t wish to post my resume here, it’s just that this is how I know what I know.
Believe me, don’t believe me, don’t matter but what Bush did by saying what he said is not a lie, it is in fact worse; it was just plain stupid on his part. I would guess the high officials you mentioned saying the opposite of what Bush said were in fact the one’s lying to cover Bush’s big blonder. Hopefully in the future he will keep his cards close to the vest so to speak. I’ll cut him some slack because he is very new, but he better learn fast to keep his big mouth shut. “Loose lips sink ships!”
PS: If you ever want some inside (and now unclassified) info on what a branch of the NSA did during the Gulf War to Sadams’ early warning radar, just ask. I love telling this story; we have the best high tech military in the world!