Hours before the Libyan's arrest was made public last Wednesday, two Pakistani journalists received telephone calls from men identifying themselves as al-Qaeda. The callers asked that news of al-Libbi's arrest be broadcast, hoping to dissuade other operatives from trying to contact him and to alert his associates to flee before U.S. and Pakistani authorities could track them down. When asked how he knew that al-Libbi had been caught, the caller replied, "Because he used to be with us."Well, good. Our intelligence agencies seem to know what they're doing. Of course, it's no puzzle why most people assume our intelligence agencies don't know what they're doing. But certainly it's an amusingly far cry from the good old days the CIA was thought to be the all-powerful puppet-master behind every kidnapping, conspiracy, and assassination on the face of the earth.