Thursday, January 7, 2010
Top National Counterterrorism Center Official Went Skiing
Michael Leiter -- whose National Counterterrorism Center failed to connect dots on suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab -- came under fire for being away from his intelligence clearinghouse at the height of the crisis when it was still unknown if other terrorists were on their way to the U.S.... According to the NY Daily News
Leiter "took six days of annual leave after the event," and did so "only after explicit consultations with both the White House and the Director of National Intelligence," Dennis Blair.
At least he waited. Someone else stayed out on the golf course