It was good that the Senate Judiciary Committee began looking into the "Able Danger" controversy this week. Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., claimed that this secret military unit had identified Mohamed Atta and three others as being members of an al-Qaida cell before the Sept. 11 attacks, and that this information wasnâ€™t shared with the FBI. Some Pentagon employees reportedly have confirmed that they recall seeing an intelligence chart identifying Atta as a terrorist before the attacks.
But others say that such reports are based on secondhand information. And Slade Gorton, a member of the Sept. 11 commission, said their review of Able Danger documents found "no charts, no data sets and no analysis identifying Mohamed Atta or any of the other hijackers" before Sept. 11, 2001, the Associated Press reported.
The Judiciary Committee needs to help sort this out.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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