Hubris and Prejudice - The FBI's New Tools
The chronology went like this. On April 13, the Spanish reported their conclusion to the FBI. But...ignoring the Spanish because of their belief in the superiority of skill of their own examiners, the FBI arrested Mayfield on May 6th anyway and held him until the 24th, 5 days after the Spanish positively identified the incriminating print as that of Ouhnane Daoud, the Algerian national eventually charged in the case. The report goes on to note that FBI examiners had already been prejudiced by Mayfield's religion-he is a Muslim-and by his having represented another alleged terrorist.
So let's see if we can sum this up. If you are a Muslim and/or represent alleged terrorists, the FBI is likely to arrest and detain you despite the presence of exonerating evidence.
Maybe the Inspector General should revisit his conclusion.
Do you think our voting public is getting tired of Bush's antics and would really like an administration that just does what it is supposed to do and do it well? From the get go their game plan has been lousy. Can you point to one thing Bush has done in his life that has been an unmitigated success?
Ah, but there was a smudged, repeatedly copied, repeatedly faxed, partial fingerprint! The G-men ahd their man. Cue the cool-ass big band Elliott Ness music!
You mean besides raising two such fine examples of American womanhood?
...and the Spanish blew the f*cking whistle on the whole affair. But I mean, really, who you gonna believe? The disciples of J. Edgar or a bunch of goddamned socialists?