Monday, May 14, 2007
he said it's just work:
Ali Soufan was the FBI agent who administered the al-Qaeda oath of loyalty to Rafiq Sabir and his (alleged) would-be accomplices in the Bronx. You might recall Soufan from Lawrence Wright's book The Looming Tower, which recounts Soufan's investigation of the U.S.S. Cole bombing and then his pre-9/11 hunt for al-Q in the United States. It's remarkable that Soufan's high profile doesn't interfere with his effectiveness as an agent.

UPDATE: See Eric from TIA in comments. I believe the word is "pwnage."
--Spencer Ackerman
At the end of the article, it mentions that Soufan is no longer an agent - so he doesn't have to worry as much about his high profile interfering with that work:

Soufan himself has gone the way of many hardworking agents. After struggling against some of the government's tactics in the war on terror (he reportedly objected to the CIA's aggressive interrogation techniques), he left the agency. Now he's putting his expertise to work for Rudy Giuliani's private security firm. The pay is better, and it's a lot less dangerous. But it means there's one less gumshoe working the Qaeda beat.
Blogger Eric | 10:56 AM