Republican Rep. Curt Weldon has been pushing the “Able Danger” story — alleging a Pentagon program identified Mohammed Atta and three other hijackers more than a year before 9/11. But he hasn’t always been coherent or made sense, and some people have suggested he’s more than a little flaky. Well, now he’s proved he’s a flake or worse. He will be appearing at a Congressional Black Caucus event this weekend whose purpose is to attack the 9/11 commission from the left, sponsored by Cynthia McKinney — who of course said George Bush was behind 9/11:
“On September 23 and 24, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), a member of the
Congressional Black Caucus will host two “brain trust” panels at their
annual legislative conference to be held at the Washington Convention
Center, 801 Mr. Vernon Avenue, NW, Washington, DC on the topic of what
was omitted from the 9/11 Commission’s Final Report, unanswered
questions that remain and their inadequate recommendations which have
failed to make the country safer, to address the true sponsors and
causes of the attacks and to properly balance civil liberties and
secrecy, security and war. The event is free and open to the public.
Members of Congress, academicians and authors will present information
on the road that led to 9/11, the response that followed, and the
unexamined evidence and assumptions that framed the official report.
Speakers will include John Cooley (author of Unholy Wars). C. William
Michaels (author of No Greater Threat), Richard Falk (author of The
Great Terror War), David Ray Griffin (author of 9/11 Commission Report:
Omissions and Distortions), Barbara Rosenberg (molecular biologist),
James Bamford (author of A Pretext for War), Rep. Curt Weldon (on Able
Danger), Benjamin Barber (author of Fear’s Empire), Natsu Saito (author
of Confronting the Crime of Silence), Athan Theoharis (author of The FBI
and American Security) and James Ridgeway (author of 5 Unanswered
Questions About 9/11).”
Weldon discredits himself by keeping himself in such company (though I have to acknowledge that as a teenager, I babysat for Benjamin Barber, who then returned the favor by writing a book in which he attacked my mother and misspelled her name throughout).