House Panel Hears Call to Support New Intelligence Office

Thanks to Jon Gold for this. He has an Action Alert on his website urging everyone to ensure Curt Weldon knows the truth. Check it out here, and let him have it!!!

The Bush administration and Congress must provide more resources to a new office charged with making it easier for federal officials to share intelligence information with state and local officials, the House Homeland Security Intelligence Subcommittee was told Tuesday.

"Congress has authorized, but not yet appropriated, funding for the [information-sharing] program manager's office," said former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., who served as the vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission.
During the hearing, Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., erupted with accusations that Hamilton and other commissioners ignored information that the government knew about possible al-Qaida members before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Weldon, citing a secret military intelligence program called Able Danger that he said identified some of the future hijackers by the fall of 2000, reiterated recent criticism that the commission failed to address this intelligence in its final report last year.

The Pentagon, however, has not confirmed that 9/11 terrorists such as Mohammed Atta had been identified as potential threats.

Weldon stormed out of the hearing after becoming upset with Hamilton's answers and accusing the former commission vice chairman of lying and being part of a cover-up by the Bush administration.

"I'm going to get to the bottom of this," Weldon warned as he headed out the door.

EDIT: Check out Weldon on CSPAN here, then post some comments!

weldon contact info from

weldon contact info from gold:


Washington, D.C.
2466 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2011
Fax: (202) 225-8137

Upper Darby District Office
1554 Garrett Road
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Phone: (610) 259 - 0700
Fax: (215) 596-4665

Bridgeport District Office
63 West Fourth Street
Bridgeport, PA 19405
Phone: (610) 270-1486
Fax: (610) 270-1498

This was actually Kyle Hence

This was actually Kyle Hence who posted this on

Thanks to Kyle.

Is this as BIG as I think it

Is this as BIG as I think it is?

I just watched the CSPAN video. I got chills and was near tears. Then I fired off an e-mail to Rep. Weldon. Short and sweet. You know, "God I love America ... haven't said that in awhile. The truth shall prevail ... follow it wherever it may lead. You are a true American patriot." That stuff.

Thanks for the take-action sort of feature. This should be developed and used more frequently.