Via Insty, who also wonders, “WHAT GOOD IS SPYING ON EVERYONE’S EMAILS IF YOU’RE TOO DUMB TO RESPOND TO WHAT YOU READ?”
In the wake of the Fort Hood attacks, the exchanges between [Anwar al-] Awlaki and [Nidal] Hasan—who was convicted of murder on Friday—were the subject of intense speculation. But the public was given little information about these messages. While officials claimed that they were “fairly benign,” the FBI blocked then-Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s efforts to make them public as part of a two-year congressional investigation into Fort Hood. The military judge in the Hasan case also barred the prosecutor from presenting them, saying they would cause “unfair prejudice” and “undue delay.”
As it turns out, the FBI quietly released the emails in an unclassified report on the shooting, which was produced by an investigative commission headed by former FBI director William H. Webster last year. And, far from being “benign,” they offer a chilling glimpse into the psyche of an Islamic radical. The report also shows how badly the FBI bungled its Hasan investigation and suggests that the Army psychiatrist’s deadly rampage could have been prevented.
Read the whole thing. Our country is being run by morons.