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Ok, Curt Weldon Just Lost Me

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).

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