Spy VS Spy OR Communication Breakdown?

Spy VS SpyYou have to wonder just what, exactly, they are digging into that they feel the need to leak it to the press?

Tonight on Countdown, Richard Wolffe dropped a bombshell (no pun
intended) about the situation with the Flight 253 "underpants bomber,"  by saying that there is a serious question
about whether or not there was foul play, information intentionally
withheld, and/or conspiracy.

According to Wolffe, the White House is investigating whether or not
the systemic failure was anything more than human error.  The questions
being asked are -- was this some kind of failure due to internal
tensions between intelligence communities?  Was information withheld
intentionally in order to "make someone look bad?"

Wolffe says that the White House is in very early stages of this investigation.

Olbermann reported that the president will make a statement [today] around 4pm.

Later on the Rachel Maddow Show, Wolffe walked the story back a bit, leaving me thinking that looking into this on the part of the White House is probably more a routine effort to touch all bases. But the fact that they would leak this kind of line of questioning seems a bit more revealing than just some routine review of this Security failure. Below the fold is the video from Countdown.

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I have a vague memory of an ongoing turf war pre-9/11 (FBI vs CIA) Clinton had a working group to try and push the children to play together nicely...

But it looks like nothing has changed.

I would hate to think that it was intentional "for political purposes", but I can easily see the turf war scenario in a day and age when agencies are fighting over money and need to justify their existence with results.

Much in the way that police are always trying to score that big drug bust... It brings in the money. Though, in the case of drug busts it brings in money from seized assets. With the CIA and FBI it is more justifying their bloated budgets, I guess?

with a little bit of pride on top. Borders used to so neatly define the two agencies responsibilities. But terrorists don't play by the rules of an orderly society.

that the agencies were prohibited by law from communicating on 9/11, supposedly remedied by the PATRIOT Act. CIA/FBI split over Gitmo.

I forgot there was an America before 911. Come to think of it? There was still one after 911 even without the Patriot Act. And the FBI/CIA turf wars continue after the Patriot Act too? Even more reason to kill that piece of crap legislation.