Tom Brokaw, quoted by Hugh Hewitt, on Hardball the other night:

“I don’t know of anyone who believes that the terrorist network said “Oh my God, they are tracing our financial transcactions? What a surprise!” Of course they knew they were doing that.”

It’s possible.

WaPo – Group Asks Gov’ts to Block Data Release

London-based watchdog Privacy International said it had filed complaints with data protection and privacy regulators in 13 European countries, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, arguing that the disclosures of financial transactions “were made without any legal basis or authority whatsoever.”

The complaints ask authorities to “intervene to seek the immediate suspension of the disclosure program pending legal review.”

Ever get the feeling the real reason that this stuff’s classified is to keep it from Liberals?