DiFi: Zazi Investigation Biggest Since 9/11

I’m watching the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the PATRIOT Reauthorization. DiFi and Pat Leahy apparently revamped the bill last night.

She started by saying that the ongoing investigation into Najibullah Zazi is the biggest domestic terror investigation since 9/11.

An interesting claim…

Updae: And, 10 hours later, I fix the typo in the headline, thanks to Bob in HI.

8 replies
  1. ackack says:

    If this is the case, I am a bit befuddled. I heard a clip yesterday from Zazi’s attorney asking the question, “if he’s being charged with conspiracy, why haven’t you arrested anyone else in connection with his case?”

    Given the government’s proclivity for over publicizing this type of arrests, that seems a very good question indeed.

    Or is it just that Mr. Zazi is one of those sleeper cell-living, bomb-making know-it-all, scary guy under the bed ’super’-terrorists we all hear about?

    Or our government going off half-cocked again?

    • prostratedragon says:

      The cynic in me says that this came about just as the Afghanistan war boosters needed a scary headline connecting that misbegotten effort to something the public might be alarmed by; note that to this point Afghan residents or dual citizens have not been much involved in anything here in-country.

      No one else in me has offered rebuttal.

  2. KenMuldrew says:

    So some guy with AA batteries and a laptop with notes for bomb making demands a bigger investigation than an actual case of terrorism where real anthrax was mailed out and actually killed real people? Amazing!

    • bmaz says:

      Yeah, that was my first reaction too. Remember what a big deal they made about how huge the “Amerithrax” investigation was? Were saying was the biggest investigation in FBI history etc. I sure haven’s seen anything that makes Zazi that big yet.

  3. timbo says:

    If you’re not really that big a politician, claim you’ve got a huge investigation to conduct. Worked for McCarthy…

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