Intelligence failed to connect the dots

In a statement criticizing the US intelligence community, President Obama revealed that we had knowledge the alleged terrorist that tried to blow up a plane over Detroit was working with Al Qaeda before he got on a plane, the British Broadcasting Corporation reports.

The president said we had failed to “connect the dots,” and he also said he wouldn’t tolerate it any more.

“The intelligence community received the president’s message today — we got it, and we are moving forward to meet the new challenges,” the BBC quoted Dennis Blair, US director of national intelligence, as saying.

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