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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Voice of the Taciturn returns

In case you missed it, the previous post was not from me, but from our friend Vox O. T. T. who resurfaced to express his dismay at how well Able Danger has been swept under the rug. Apparently, he is not alone in these concerns. The Editorial Board at Investor's Business Daily weighs in today, and voices a similar concern:

Not many Americans know who Rep. Curt Weldon is, but Zacarias Moussaoui does. Moussaoui pleaded guilty 10 months ago to conspiring with al-Qaida to turn passenger jets into manned cruise missiles and fly them into buildings.

He has denied involvement in the 9-11 attack, admitting only to being trained and involved in plans for future similar attacks. A week ago, Moussaoui's defense team said it planned to subpoena Weldon as a defense witness in Moussaoui's sentencing hearing.

It believes Weldon has evidence that the U.S. government had more knowledge of al-Qaida's plans and personnel than did Moussaoui himself.

Weldon wants no part in the matter and will try to quash any subpoena. But he's probably mystified, as are we, that his work in exposing the pre-9-11 military intelligence program known as Able Danger has attracted the attention of a convicted al-Qaida operative but not that of news organizations supposedly interested in exposing American secrets and a government supposedly working on preventing another 9-11.