lsayre wrote:I think the onus is on the government to inform us as to why this particular Saudi national had the terrorist rating that Glen Beck uncovered (or if this is mis-information on the part of Glen Beck), in addition to why he was at the Marathon scene, and why they subsequently deported him (since he was in posession of a valid visa, which brings up more questions for which they should be providing answers). The government is our servant, not the other way around. Glen Beck can only do so much to reveal what is going on behind the scenes. It's not like the government is aiding his efforts here.
So the answer to my question seems to be that there is no theory or evidence that this individual had anything to do with the bombings - not carrying any devices, no signals to the bombers, didn't drop a receipt from Walmart for pressure cookers - nothing.
I'm not sure from where in the Constitution you think the government is supposed to spend its time "aiding" Glenn Beck or any other alleged journalist. There is a Freedom of Information Act process for requesting information about almost anything you like, but your guy seems to prefer media hype to actual substance. In this case a FOIA probably won't go very far, because you're almost certainly talking about a bunch of classified national security info. Again, I don't think Glenn Beck or any other journalist has any basis for declaring open season on confidential national security info. You elect people who get cleared to see and handle confidential national security info, or to get answers from people who do. If you don't like the job they're doing you should vote for someone you like better. What you're asking for would jeopardize all sorts of covert operations, relationships with informants, etc.. Don't get me wrong - if there are legitimate questions they should be asked - but not in a media circus orchestrated to enrich one blowhard.