August 11, 2005
The 9/11 Commission, What Did They Know And When Did They Know It?Topics: War on Terror
And where have we heard that before? The Dems love to use it, the MSM loves to use it, but of course - not when it has implications for poor decision making by Democratic administrations (all the way back to Pres. Al-Carter, of course). In this case, it's clearly a Democratic administration, and of course the JAG Corps and the DoD's civilian lawyers, that shelved information that could have possibly prevented 9/11 from happening. But while we're looking at morons, lets not forget Sandy Berger, Madeleine Albright, and of course the wall - Jamie Gorelik.
It seems that members of the 9/11 Commission have now reversed themselves and now acknowledge that they had been briefed on the Army's data mining project, Able Danger, prior to the publication of their report. Now, after over 24 hours of denying that anyone had told the Commission about the secret project, their spokesman now says that commission officials met with a uniformed officer who told them about the identification of Mohammed Atta and three other 9/11 hijackers in 2000, over a year prior to the attacks.
Captain Ed sums it up well (who was all over the story yesterday): "One fact we know for sure now: the Commission report has no credibility whatsoever. What else got left out because of inconvenience? Until we have officials with some accountability look into the evidence instead of a panel comprised of people like Gorelick who have axes to grind and actions to minimize, we will never get a clear, factual look at the performance of our intelligence services and the constraints put on them by bureaucrats more interested in political correctness than in national security."
Jim Geraghty at NRO writes that Able Danger may be one of the biggest stories to come down the pike in awhile. And be sure to check out Geraghty's decimation of the 9/11 Commission's work.... (hat tip - Michelle Malkin)
MSM coverage - The New York Times
Other coverage - Jawa Report, who wants to know "Who is the Idiot that Refused to Pass on Atta's Name to the FBI?"
Michelle Malkin writes that the Commission staffers were told about the project but ignored it because it didn't fit their pre-conceived conclusions in "9/11 COMMISSION IGNORED KEY FACTS ON HIJACKERS."
Posted by Hyscience at August 11, 2005 6:36 AM
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