The Kingdom

The Kingdom


Attorney General Gideon Young:
[reading] Contrary to the State Department policy, the FBI has sent an investigative team to Saudi Arabia. In so doing, I have come before this committee with a painful admission. I have lost all confidence in the FBI. Especially its uppermost echelon.

Attorney General Gideon Young:
[to Director Grace] That's you, baby.

Attorney General Gideon Young:
[continues reading] Entrenched and outmoded, the leadership has show itself fearful of the pioneering thoughts this committee and I have tried to imbue. It is thus an agency at contretemps hindering our every effort.

Attorney General Gideon Young:
[to Director Gates] And by "committee", I mean the f***ing Senate Select Committee on Terror.

FBI Director James Grace:
So you're going before the Senate Select Committee and not to the President who appointed you. Why is that? I bet the President wasn't the audience you thought he'd be. I'll bet the President realized that you can't have voters asking why the second-longed serving FBI director got fired for doing his job. For sending agents to Saudi Arabia just seven months before mid-term elections.

Attorney General Gideon Young:
So you want to bet?

FBI Director James Grace:
Mister Attorney General, I obviously already have. I bet my job.

Attorney General Gideon Young:
I'm gonna bury you.

FBI Director James Grace:
You know, Westmoreland made all of us officers writer our own obituaries during Tet. When we thought the Cong were going to end it all right there. And once we clued into the fact that life is finite, the thought of losing it didn't scare us anymore. The end comes no matter what. The only thing that matters is how do you want to go out? On your feet or on your knees? I bring that lesson to this job. I act, knowing that someday this job will end no matter what.

FBI Director James Grace:
You should do the same.

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