According to Newsweek, the FBI's Middle Eastern languages translation section is hopelessly backlogged. One of the more alarming points made was that dozens of volunteer American Sephardim from Brooklyn were rejected by the FBI screeners because they refused to renounce their joint Israeli citizenship. The Sephardim (Arabic-speaking Jews, roughly) are Israel's best front-line weapon in the intelligence business. The FBI is so worried about another Jonathan Pollard that they're jeopardizing our homeland security by refusing to use Israeli or Israeli-American translators. Jesus Christ, people - who cares if they're spying for the Israelis on the side!
Via Little Green Footballs.