AJ-Strata reports on one of the reasons for the timing of the arrests.
In other words, we knew that they were ready to rehearse their plan through wire transfers. The New York Times endangered this vital intelligence asset - and for what? Circulation numbers? The left's long-running animosity towards the intelligence community (unless it was politically convenient - as was the case with Valerie Plame)? Or just to hamstring the Bush Administration?
Thankfully, this attack was stopped because some of the terrorists have not been reading the New York Times. But are there terror cells that have read that paper, and are, as a result, using other methods of moving money?