Thursday, October 22, 2009

FBI's Going "Long Term" Gives Blogger Hope

Ex-White House Homeland Security Adviser Frances Townsend weighed in on the arrest of a Boston area terror suspect.

"It shows that the FBI is becoming more patient and investing long-term resources into these investigations, which is what is required," said Frances Fragos Townsend, a former senior counter-terrorism and Homeland Security advisor to President George W. Bush.

"This is the sort of long-term investigation that shows that the FBI has changed its mind-set and culture, and that it sees itself not just as a law enforcement agency but as an intelligence and counter-terrorism agency that has the mandate to prevent the next attack and not simply investigate it after it occurred."
More patient, investing long-term resources into investigations? That gives me renewed hope, given my questions to the FBI are nearly four years old. They involve Frances Townsend and her investigatory malpractice in the Hurricane Katrina Lessons Learned report.

My questions are on record, all in English. I'd like to add one more:

8. Was the appointment of Jeb Bush to the Board of Tenet Healthcare a quid pro quo for omitting Memorial Medical Center and its 35 deaths after Katrina from the White House Lessons Learned report? Tenet hired lobbying firm Quinn Gillespie in 2006. It lobbied the Executive Office of the White House on "corporate governance changes."
Who knew the investigation butcher, Frances Townsend, would renew my hopes? Recall, Fran left office not wanting to face a subpoena. Her private sector job involves risk management. Did it come from reward management?

Update: The Justice Department will hold a police officer accountable for a corrupt investigation on Hurricane Katrina deaths. Are they hot on the trail of Fran's malpractice?

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