Scott Brown’s astounding upset in the Mass. Senate race may have been bad news for Democrats and their attempt to take over nearly 20 percent of the economy with ObamaCare, but it distracted the nation from the devastating testimony yesterday by four counterterrorism officials before the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

Four top counterterrorism officials testified before a congressional committee that they were not consulted about how to handle the interrogation of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the al Qaeda operative who attempted to blow up Flight 253 on December 25, 2008. That group included all three senior Obama administration officials who testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday: Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security; Michael Leiter, chairman of the National Counterterrorism Center; and Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence. It also included FBI Director Robert Mueller.