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] Robert Hanssen
: Pray for me. Eric O'Neill
: I will.
: Do you pray the Rosary every day? Eric O'Neill
: Not every day Sir, no. Robert Hanssen
: You should.
: Can't trust a woman in a pants suit. Men wear the pants. The world doesn't need anymore Hillary Clintons.
: Start with Linux A-B servers, which puts us into Red Hat.
: You know why the Soviet empire fell? Eric O'Neill
: Good morning? Robert Hanssen
: [first words on meeting
] Tell me five things about yourself, four of them true. Eric O'Neill
: I'm sorry? Robert Hanssen
: It's a *game* we used to play, at the subanalytical unit. Keep ourselves sharp. It's lie detection. Eric O'Neill
] Eric O'Neill
: I don't think I'd be much good at bluffing. Robert Hanssen
: [rolling eyes and walking off
] That would've counted as your lie, right there.
: There are pallets of new computers in every corridor of this building. Eric O'Neill
: I'll just fill out a req form. Robert Hanssen
: You're not listening... just go get one; those req forms are for bureaucrats.
: My name is Eric. Robert Hanssen
: No, your name is Clerk. And my name is Sir, or Boss, if you can manage. Eric O'Neill
: Yes, sir. Robert Hanssen
: And if I ever catch you in my office again, you're gonna be pissin' purple for a week.
: I wrote a program last night using just ones and zeros, just to see if I could do it.
: The perks go to the guys who play the game, the ones who politick.
: Can you imagine, sitting in a room with a bunch of your colleagues, everybody trying to guess the identity of a mole and all the while, it's you they're after, you they're looking for? That must be very satisfying, wouldn't you think?
: I had all these answers for her. 'He's misunderstood.' 'He's trying to fix the bureau and no one will listen.' 'He was born in the wrong century.' 'His father's a jerk.' I got a whole list. But you know something Sir, at the end of the day it's all crap. You ARE who you are. The why doesn't mean a thing does it? DOES IT? Robert Hanssen
: I... matter... plenty.
: It doesn't really matter; the judgement of other men... I know what I've done.
] One might propose that I am either insanely brave or quite insane. I'd answer neither. I'd say, insanely loyal. Take your pick. There's insanity in all the answers.
] Eventually I would appreciate an escape plan. Nothing lasts forever.
: [proffering his "five things about yourself, four of them true"
] I won Boy Scout merit badges in every category except Rifleman. I haven't been to confession since high school. There are several words I constantly misspell. My favorite drink is a vodka tonic. And I'm the only male in the last four generations of my family who hasn't served in the military. Robert Hanssen
: So what is your drink?
: I never cared about making headlines. I wanted to make history. People intel tracks are the ones who want to wipe America off the map. And somehow that always meant a little more to me than being promoted.
: Now, could the mole be someone from the Bureau, not the CIA? Of course. Are we actively pursuing that possibility? Of course not. Because we're the *Bureau*. The Bureau knows-all. Cooperation is counter-operation, and that's the mentally. Of course the enemies of this country aren't so picky. They'll work with anyone who shares their hatred of us. The Bureau hasn't learned that lesson yet.
: Maybe now you'll listen. Dean Plesac
: It's a sad day for all of us, Bob.
: The "why" doesn't mean a thing, does it?