From The NY Times:
- Another official said Mr. Ashcroft and Mr. Mueller had struggled to overcome a culture within the F.B.I. in which agents detain terrorist suspects only after collecting detailed evidence, often based on wiretapping and other electric surveillance. The problem is “a culture, a mindset,” the official said.
This is creepy on two accounts. First, it says that the US govt. has virtually tried bin Laden without trial, declared him guilty, and have now told the FBI to stop investigating it. Secondly, what alternative is there to detaining “terrorist supspects only after collecting detailed evidence”? Is Ashcroft wanting suspects arrested if there is inconclusive evidence? Sheesh, John Ashcrofts sounds more and more facist by the day.