by Jonathan Singer, Tue May 30, 2006 at 01:23:22 PM EDT
Last week I had the chance to speak with Colleen Rowley, one of Time magazine's people of the year in 2002 for blowing the whistle on the FBI and a current Congressional candidate in Minnesota's 2nd district.
Unfortunately, I am having some difficulty uploading the audio from the interview (I'm almost done switching over to a new system, but the move is not yet complete), but you can read a rush transcript below.
Jonathan Singer: For those who are unfamiliar with your story still, could you please share with us why you are running for Congress?
Colleen Rowley: When you said story, I couldn't help thinking of that Country/Western song, "This is My Story and I'm Sticking with It."
But in my announcement, I explained that I had witnessed pre-9/11 some of the errors in the Moussaoui case that prevented more effective investigation and could have in some ways prevented or minimized 9/11. As bad as that was, I then of course had the misfortune of witnessing a whole number of series of mistakes, almost like dominoes, since 9/11. I think in many ways the terror attacks have furnished a basis and a pretext for so much of what's gone wrong.