Everybody already knew that John Ashcroft was a fascist — as it turns out, some former FBI agents believe he’s incompetent as well. Not only are the pinkos opposed to Ashcroft’s jackbooted approach to fighting terrorism, but so are several big name former FBI agents. The WaPo has an interview with 8 ex-FBI agents who call into question not only the legality of Ashcroft’s new approach to terrorism, but also its effectiveness. Surprisingly, simply rounding up all the Arabs we can find and putting them in jail until we find something to charge them with probably won’t foil many terrorist conspiracies. Who’d have guessed? (One thing to correct for when reading this article is the “that’s not how we did it” factor that comes with interviewing people who used to have the job that somebody else is doing now.)