Via The Blotter
The Obama administration's effort to address the intelligence mistakes that allowed a bomber to board a Christmas flight to Detroit contained a few intelligence mistakes of its own.Be sure to read it all
In the message sent by Blair to intelligence employees on Thursday in response to the White House review, the second paragraph refers to the flight Abdulmutallab took to Detroit on Christmas Day.
"That Mr. Abdulmutallab boarded Northwest Flight 153 for Detroit," said the message, "was a failure of the counterterrorism system."
Abdulmutallab was aboard Northwest Flight 253, not 153. The passage with the wrong number can be seen above. (The version available to the public on-line has since been updated with the right number.)
Cross-posted at Jawa Report