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Friday, September 30, 2005

What is Going on in the Pentagon?

Able Danger whistleblower Col. Tony Shaffer has been stripped of his security clearance, which effectively ends his career in the U.S. intelligence community. It's not enough that he is stripped, however, so whoever made the decisions on his case also authorized a raking over and release of the most embarrassing details of Shaffer's life.

Captain's Quarters notes:

Stealing pens? Getting drunk 16 years ago? Twenty-year-old incidents, all of which should have been reviewed and considered long ago by the DoD when selecting Shaffer for his various cleared positions, do not suddenly rise to a crisis level that requires his clearances to get revoked. This list looks like a transparent attempt to rationalize stripping Shaffer of his career. In fact, this list insults the intelligence to such a degree that it almost appears as if the DoD wanted everyone to know that its actions against Shaffer are meant to be vindictive.

Go here to read the Captain's full post.

Sen. Specter, the list of subpoena candidates is growing.