TALKLEFT NOTES FBI PROBLEMS operating overseas and adds:

But we also wonder what is taking the FBI so long to hire and train new multi-lingual agents. Surely there is a pool of young men and women in this country with these skills. We’d bet large numbers of them have applied. We wonder how many of their applications are being held up in red tape and why it takes so long for applications to be approved. Does anyone have a good answer?

Well, here’s one answer, anyway.