More chronicling of intelligence failure in today’s Times. The media are on the bandwagon now, it appears; look for a cascade of this sort of thing with the pending Congressional hearings:

C.I.A. Was Tracking Hijacker Months Earlier Than It Had Said: “The Central Intelligence Agency says in a classified chronology submitted to Congress recently that it picked up the trail of a Qaeda operative who turned out to be a Sept. 11 hijacker months earlier than was previously known, government officials said today.”

A Witness Against Al Qaeda Says the U.S. Let Him Down: “An Egyptian-American pilot who helped prosecutors penetrate Al Qaeda says his life took a harsh turn after he agreed to aid the F.B.I. in its war on terror.”

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