Monday, August 15, 2005

Weldon lied and wants you drafted.

Excerpt:
The commission statement raises significant doubts about the likelihood that Able Danger could have identified Atta or other
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Sept. 11 hijackers as al Qaeda operatives and placed them in Brooklyn in 1999 or early 2000. Atta never lived in New York and did not enter the United States until June 2000, and two other key hijackers mentioned by the intelligence officer in media interviews were not in the country until 2001, the statement said.

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...a former defense intelligence official, has told media outlets and Weldon that he briefed the commission's executive director, Philip Zelikow, and three other staff members about Able Danger's identification of Atta during an overseas meeting in October 2003. The commission said in its statement that its records of the briefing, held in Bagram, Afghanistan, include no mention of Atta and that none of the staff members who attended recalls such a claim.


The second person, described by the commission as a U.S. Navy officer employed at the Defense Department,...said he briefly saw the name and photo of Atta on an "analyst notebook chart." The material identified Atta as part of a Brooklyn al Qaeda cell and was dated from February through April 2000, the officer said.

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But the commission statement said that because no documents or other evidence had emerged to support the claim, "the commission staff concluded that the officer's account was not sufficiently reliable to warrant revision of the report or further investigation."
No Evidence Pentagon Knew of Atta, Panel Says

So the whole ball of allegations brought out by Weldon was another smokescreen to hide Karl Rove from scrutiny over his treason and perjury and the chance to rehash old lies about the FBI wall.

Now lets examine Representative Weldon's call for a draft.

In fact he was a co-sponsor of a bill in December 2001 calling for "universal military service".

Here is a copy from a 'Library of Congress' search:
    Universal Military Training and Service Act of 2001 (Introduced in House)

    HR 3598 IH

    107th CONGRESS

    1st Session

    H. R. 3598

    To require the induction into the Armed Forces of young men registered under the Military Selective Service Act, and to authorize young women to volunteer, to receive basic military training and education for a period of up to one year.

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    December 20, 2001

    Mr. SMITH of Michigan (for himself and Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

    A BILL

    To require the induction into the Armed Forces of young men registered under the Military Selective Service Act, and to authorize young women to volunteer, to receive basic military training and education for a period of up to one year.
(Link not available because loc searches are temporary. Unless a bill becomes a law there is usually no good permanent link for it.)

If you would like to look this up look for HR 3598 during the 107th Congress at Thomas (Thomas is what they call the Library of Congress and if you go there you'll see which Thomas they mean.)

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