WaPo op-ed contradicted by the facts

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In this article, Ms. Juliette Kayyem (who teaches at the Kennedy School of Government, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs — the congenial home for Professor Walt of the "Israel Lobby" paper) opposes government efforts to surveil possible terror suspects and discounts the role of surveillance in succesfully preventing the airplane bomb plot. Her view is directly contradicted by the facts behind capture of the suspects: electronic surveillance, in the form of a phone intercept, was crucial in uncovering the plot.

Ed Lasky   8 12 06

In this article, Ms. Juliette Kayyem (who teaches at the Kennedy School of Government, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs — the congenial home for Professor Walt of the "Israel Lobby" paper) opposes government efforts to surveil possible terror suspects and discounts the role of surveillance in succesfully preventing the airplane bomb plot. Her view is directly contradicted by the facts behind capture of the suspects: electronic surveillance, in the form of a phone intercept, was crucial in uncovering the plot.

Ed Lasky   8 12 06