Carol Platt Liebau: Able Danger Gagged

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Able Danger Gagged

Those who could provide some answers about the Able Danger matters are being gagged by civilians at the Pentagon.

Funny that the Democrats who are so adamant about obtaining confidential documents on judicial nominees are so quiet about this.

4 Comments:

Blogger cookie jill said...

Carol...they aren't quiet. Y'all just aren't listening.

8:52 AM  
Blogger cookie jill said...

The Senate decided it wanted answers from the administration on what the Pentagon has found out, after 9/11 Commission chair Tom Kean said he wanted to know also why the commissioners weren’t told about Able Danger. Initially, it was thought that Weldon and the Pentagon would try and spin this as another “Blame Clinton” story, by trying to show that Able Danger’s work was not acted upon at the end of the Clinton Administration. Yet it has been discovered since that for some reason Southern Command never forwarded Able Danger’s findings up the chain into the national security hierarchy. Southern Command was the home to one Tommy Franks. And it has also been determined that Richard Clarke was never told about Able Danger.

The Senate decided it wanted answers from the administration on what the Pentagon has found out, after 9/11 Commission chair Tom Kean said he wanted to know also why the commissioners weren’t told about Able Danger. Initially, it was thought that Weldon and the Pentagon would try and spin this as another “Blame Clinton” story, by trying to show that Able Danger’s work was not acted upon at the end of the Clinton Administration. Yet it has been discovered since that for some reason Southern Command never forwarded Able Danger’s findings up the chain into the national security hierarchy. Southern Command was the home to one Tommy Franks. And it has also been determined that Richard Clarke was never told about Able Danger.

Recently, the Able Danger staff revealed that it was the Bush Administration that actually pulled the plug on Able Danger in February 2001, right around the time that Sandy Berger tried to brief one Condi Rice about the dangers posed by Al Qaeda, and right about the time that the new Bush Administration pulled the FBI off of pursuing the Bin Laden family for their role in supporting terrorism.

So imagine my surprise this morning in finding out that the Pentagon prevented all Department of Defense staff from participating in the Senate hearing today, pissing off Arlen Specter among other GOP senators. Now that it appears that Able Danger will actually become a black eye for the Bush Administration, and not the Clinton Administration, what is Rummy hiding?

http://www.theleftcoaster.com/archives/005515.php

12:44 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Sigh... Cookie Jill hit all the high points so all I'm left with is making a snarky comment.

Carol, Donald Rumsfeld refuses to let Pentagon officials testify and this is somehow the Democrats fault?!?

You really shouldn't post when you've just finished taking a dose of NyQuil.

Oh, yeah one thing Cookie didn't pass on--the Able Danger project was killed by the Bush administration shortly after the President's first inauguration.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Aw crud, I somehow missed an entire paragraph. Cookie Jill did pass on the bit about who killed Able Danger. I am a maroon.

8:04 PM  

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