Lieberman in May '08: Homegrown Islamist Terrorist Determined to Strike in U.S.
2:35 PM, Nov 9, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
It wasn't PTSD. It was a Muslim fanatic with ties to a radical cleric who tried to contact al Qaeda via the internet according to the report from ABC. The CIA was aware of these efforts and, it seems, failed to act on the intelligence.
In May of 2008, Sen. Lieberman's Homeland Security Committee delivered a report on internet radicalization that warned of the dangers from individuals like Nidal Hasan. The report concluded:
Bush was warned that bin Laden was determined to strike inside the United States. Democrats asked why no precautions had been taken. This time, there was a similar warning and, it would seem, actionable intelligence. Who, at what level, was warned that there was a Major in the United States Army who was reaching out to al Qaeda? If a decision was made to take no action, who made it, and what was the rationale?