The Corner

I Can’t Follow The Whole Able Danger Story Any Longer…

…the details have just gotten too complicated, but suffice it to say there are now three on-the-record sources from inside Able Danger who say the military-intelligence project surfaced Mohammed Atta’s name in 2000, a year before the attacks. This doesn’t explain how Rep. Curt Weldon could have put together a chart in 1999 with Atta’s name on it, as he and his press secretary seem determined to continue to claim. But it does bolster the idea that somewhere in the government a year before the 9/11 attacks there was enough information to stop them.

You want the whole lowdown? You can find it at AJ Strata’s very fine blog. As for me, I’m not spending the whole weekend on this thing again. It’s summer!

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