Here's the news. Here's the video (scroll down to May 23, 2002). (hat tip: The Corner). Captain Ed has more. As does the Strata-Sphere.
This story is NOT going to go away. It is absolutely essential that we understand the events and the failures that played a role in the US being blind-sided by 9/11. Otherwise, how can we be sure that we are doing the absolute best we can to prevent another attack?
We can now conclude that the 9/11 Commission was woefully inadequate and inept since it included none of this information. Their deliberations were politically tainted from the beginning--particularly since they occurred during a presidential campaign; and tended to be theater, more than anything else.
Able Danger is too important to be ignored. If we can sort out the PC maneuvering; the structural impediments and turf battles; the bureaucratic incompetence; the political covering up; and the psychological denial that squandered the intelligence opportunity that Able Danger presented; then we will have come a long way to understanding what needs to be done for the future.
Of course, certain people are petrified that the full disclosure of this information will be devastating to someone or to certain groups-- but frankly that is secondary and not particularly helpful (except for Sandy Berger--if his behavior at the National Archives is at all related to trying to suppress this information then he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law).
As an American citizen, I want the truth--all of it. I had hoped to get that truth from the 9/11 Commission, but they have let me down if they ignored this information. Let's get to the bottom of Able Danger and allow the chips fall where they may.
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