So now we await the Pentagon's take on Able Danger.

Yeah.....I'll bet - can't wait!

At this point I don't see the Pentagon delivering any earth shattering revelations

In fact, I know they won't.

When you think about it,The Pentagon could have answered the questions about Able Danger from the outset had the program been "authorized", but it appears that it was really nothing more than a "super-secret start up". Again, Schoomaker was running this deal under the rug for sure. The Pentagon didn't want to own it then, they definiately don't want it now.

Even if everything Weldon/Schaffer are telling us about Able Danger is true, I doubt the Pentagon issues anything more than a statement like:

"Yeah there was a program....."

"No, it's not a program anymore...."

"No, they didn't actually finger Atta or any other 9/11 hijackers."

"We consider the matter closed".

Watching some of the Commission members today on TV, they are beginning to sound rather.....feisty!

In fact I just heard Timothy J. Roemer saying on Fox News, saying something like, "Hey bring it on! "Where is the beef? The charts?... Show us the proof" (Paraphrase).


I've seen a lot of this feistiness in the Commission members since they've released their statement a week ago. That statement when you read it is rather absolute. They didn't leave themselves a lot of wiggle room, so they MUST think they know all there is to know at this point.

Additionally, it also sounds like the Commission has already gotten some advance notice or heads up from some Pentagon staffer about what they are going to say about the whole deal.

It's like, "Don't worry, we'll handle it!"

You know? At this point, I'm still not convinced what in the hell we have in this whole thing.

Yeah, there was an Able Danger, and they were data mining, etc. But we still don't know FOR SURE what they found - if anything.

I have to be honest and tell you that Col. Schaffer does not give me a "warm and fuzzy" feeling for some reason. I can't put my finger on it, and maybe I'm full of it....

Or maybe part of the feeling I'm getting is the fact that the good Col. Schaffer is getting better press than I've gathered from some people who know "of him" in Tampa.

There are some people who really think he's just "riding along with Weldon", know, for the fame and fortune.

Maybe it's sour grapes, who knows. The guy seems solid enough, yet, I don't know, my radar is buzzing .....again.

I don't know, and I don't want to say either way.

But at this point we really need to start seeing some REAL IN THE DIRT Able Danger team members.

If as Weldon says "they are ready and willing to come forward", then so be it, Bring 'em on!

But Hurry, August is almost over! You can bet that this story will go south real fast come September during Robert's confirmation hearings as well as the closer we get to the culmination of the Plame Game (Hey! remember that one?)


Tom Mcguireis asking some real good questions about this story, and even notes some more "waffling" or more likely that "associative memory" Jpod was talking about poping up on Schaffer's interviews.

He agrees as well, we need real witnesses to come forward...real Able Danger members.

The Captain's Quarters has more on the 911 Commission wiggling....


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