Friday, January 27, 2006

Breaths of Able Danger

Molten Eagle first trumpeted attention to Able Danger with The Hero of the 9-11 Commission Was Max Cleland. Note Cleland is a disabled veteran and an avowed Democrat. Partisanship has no place at Molten Eagle since I remain an avowed independent (conservative albeit).

Cleland predicted that the 9-11 Commission was a cover up (of Able Danger). He wanted no part of it, stating, "I'm not going to be part of that. I'm not going to be part of looking at information only partially. I'm not going to be part of just coming to quick conclusions. " He is heroic in my eyes. Recall that the operating rules for the 9-11 commission (detailed in above post) were very restrictive and limiting so nothing new or significant would emerge.

Why? Last October, Molten Eagle analyzed 3 reasons for cover up in Mr. Speaker, this is not America. The leading reason given must sound very familiar by now, as Pres. Bush cited it in his speech recently: "...we're not going to tell you how." Exposure risks revealing the capabilities of cutting-edge technology that currently allows the U.S. to predict emerging terrorist threats.

Now, lefties continue to misinterpret facts for purely political gain: White House flip-flopped on spy standards: "A Justice Department spokesman confirmed Wednesday the administration opposed changing the law in 2002 in part because it did not want to publicly debate the issue." Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., accused the administration of having tried "to paper over the legality of a secret, spying program. If they really believed the current law is too burdensome, the Bush administration should have asked Congress to change it, but they did not. Instead, a top lawyer in the Bush administration did just the opposite."

Senators Spector (R) and Leahy (D), are you unaware that patriots pay dearly to guard our nation's security secrets? Why would we appoint leaders and pay staffs of security agencies to conduct clandestine spying, if we were going to neutralize their chances of success by openly sharing important details with the legislative branch (and public)?

The Bush administration in 2002 made it sound to domestic (and international) terrorists that barriers to eavesdropping were not being lowered. Accordingly, terrorists continued to rely on their existing, communicative security measures -to their detriment. Even today, they can still only guess how to avoid being listened in to. Hooray!

As taxpayers, we should be greatful. Senators need term limits -all of them, regardless of party.


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