Testimony on Times Perfidy

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Hugh Hewitt has a chunk of testimony from Stuart Leavey, a Treasury Undersecretary who appeared before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today.
What we had not spoken about publicly, however, is this particular source. And, unfortunately, this revelation is very damaging. Since being asked to oversee this program by then-Secretary Snow and then-Deputy Secretary Bodman almost two years ago, I have received the written output from this program as part of my daily intelligence briefing. For two years, I have been reviewing that output every morning. I cannot remember a day when that briefing did not include at least one terrorism lead from this program. Despite attempts at secrecy, terrorist facilitators have continued to use the international banking system to send money to one another, even after September 11th. This disclosure compromised one of our most valuable programs and will only make our efforts to track terrorist financing --and to prevent terrorist attacks-- harder.

His entire testimony is here.

Someday I hope that he can testify at Keller and Sulzberger's trial. A faint hope, to be sure, but undying nevertheless.


Fresh Air said...

Would it be too much to ask to attend their public hanging?

A mere hundred and fifty years ago, that would have been a strong possibility. Two hundred and twenty-five years ago, it would have been a certainty.

The rope, the rifle or the gurney?

Rick Ballard said...

I'll settle for some quiet time in Kansas. Getting to make new friends and all that.

Fresh Air said...

P.S. Like the photos. Are you sure Keller is really five-foot-two?

CF said...

Make Keller and Pinch spend the rest of their days riding public transport in NYC.

Rick Ballard said...


Lifts. He was standing on tip toe for the picture.