“Paul Brown, deputy commissioner for public affairs at the New York Police Department, said Commissioner Ray Kelly learned about the emerging information late Friday. Brown said the details were alarming. “It doesn’t take a genius to know that bin Laden would like to hit Wall Street,” Brown said, referring to Osama bin Laden, leader of the al Qaeda network. “Now we go to last Friday. We hear very good reconnaissance, and we put it together with what we know and our past experience, and I’d say that our response was rational from our point of view.”
Brown, of course, is ‘just’ a cop. Doubtless the New York Times and Howard Dean think that they know better.