9/11 and bureaucracy
At Reason Online, Jeff Taylor has a post on 9/11 and the FBI bureaucracy. The theme is essentially that a few agents had spotted terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui and others, accurately predicted what the terrorists were up to, and had their probes blocked by superiors. The problem wasn't lack of intelligence (pace the Patriot Act) but bureaucrats who had intelligence but could not shift out of their accustomed ways of seeing things.
Welcome to the bureaucracy.
Prediction: the agents who spotted the risk, and are talking truthfully about it, will find their careers ruined or at least held back, and those idiots who obstructed them will continue to rise.
DTH, former GS-14, step 5.