January 4, 2006, - 11:00 am
By Debbie Schlussel
OOPS! Some on-the-money people pointed out that we were remiss in not including brave former ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Special Agent in Charge Joe Webber in our HEROES of 2005. They are 100% correct. We wrote about Webber’s heroism earlier in the year, so we amended the list to include him in his rightful place atop the list. Here’s what we wrote:
VILLAINS & HEROES OF 2005
War on Terror/Law Enforcement
* Joe Webber: A Real Law Enforcement Hero; High ranking ICE agent heroically survived 9/11 attacks on World Trade Center and exposed FBI and ICE bureaucracy for refusing to allow wiretaps of high level Al-Qaeda terrorists in Texas. As a parting shot, Homeland Security and ICE officials began investigating and harassing him for speaking out against this neglect of our national security. This man should be running Homeland Security, not retiring from it.
Tags: al-Qaeda, Debbie Schlussel, Federal Bureau of Investigation, ICE, Joe Webber, Special Agent, Texas, World Trade Center