/* Am I A Pundit Now?: Able Danger Overture

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Able Danger Overture

According to Curt Weldon (R-7th Dist., PA), the feds had Mohammed Atta and three other 911 terrorists under surveillance and failed to pursue them in any meaningful manner because Bill Clinton feared another Waco-type backlash. Using data mining techniques, a special Pentagon unit named 'Able Danger' uncovered the 911 terrorist cell, tried to have them taken out, and were stopped by Clinton administration lawyers.

This story is just really getting started, and already it stinks to high heaven:

911 Commission members are now admitting that they were briefed on Able Danger - which they had all denied up until now. The Commissioners knew about Able Danger and left it out of their report. Does not pass the smell test.

Jamie Gorelick, architect of the inane 'wall' that protected Atta & Co. from law enforcement, was one of the 911 Commissioners charged with investigating why Atta & Co. were not stopped.

Sandy Berger may have been trying to cover up Able Danger by stuffing notes into his socks.

I have a feeling we are going to be hearing a lot more about Able Danger in the near future. Kinda reveals the Plame affair as the complete non-story it is by comparison.

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