December 15, 2005, - 2:03 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Saddam Hussein’s lawyers should give a big wet kiss to the FBI, especially FBI Michigan Special Agent in Charge Daniel Roberts.
Roberts sent his buddy, FBI Agent John Ouellet to Iraq for the last three months to investigate war crimes involving Saddam Hussein. It appears the “work” of Special Agent Ouellet will be used in the trial of Mr. Hussein.
But if my own and others’ experience with the below-mediocre “work” of Mr. Ouellet is any guide (and it is), Saddam’s lawyers will have a field day. Ouellet is the Michigan FBI version of Inspector Clouseau and Arthur Anderson role into one. He’s a bumbling idiot and completely incompetent.
In 2003, when I received a very serious anti-Semitic death threat via e-mail (the second e-mail posted here), I had the misfortune of Inspector Clouseau-Ouellet being assigned to my case.
In six months of being “on the case,” Agent Ouellet did nothing on my case, other than telling me that his daughter, a University of Michigan student and sorority member, didn’t like the Jews, especially the Jewish sororities, on campus. In my last call to him, he stated that the threat to me wasn’t important because “I get threats, everyday,” and hung up on me. The illegal alien Muslim who wrote the threat is still at large to date. I had to contact his supervisor and inform him I’d write about this to get a modicum of investigation done.
Then, there is the issue of Agent Oullet’s other improper behavior. Sources say he gave oodles of unauthorized cash to confidential informants, then lied about it. Yup, that’s the kind of thing that gets you promoted in the FBI–and the type of person the FBI puts on the job of investigating Saddam Hussein. Nice.
Who’s threatening Agent Ouellet? Not criminals, for whom Agent Ouellet is the ideal agent they’d want working on a case against them. . . especially Saddam Hussein and his lawyers.
So if Inspector Clouseau-Oullet’s work is used at Saddam’s trial–as it appears it will be–expect Saddam to be acquitted. Thanks, FBI.
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