FBI director Robert Mueller admitted yesterday that if the FBI had put all the available clues together, it’s possible that the attacks on 9/11 could possibly have been thwarted. I think that’s an accurate statement, and I think it’s important for the government to acknowledge that fact at all levels, because it says something about what we can do in the future to stop more attacks. It’s important to gather as much information as possible, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that the fundamental problem was not information gathering, nor was it analysis, rather it was a failure of communication between field offices and the headquarters. It seems that every week more and more field reports speculating that Middle Eastern students at flight schools might be terrorists are unearthed. The question is, why wasn’t anyone consolidating all of these reports and assigning people to follow up?