ABLE DANGER FOLLOWUP….Both sides upped the ante today. On the Curt Weldon/Tony Shaffer side, they are now claiming that Shaffer’s original anonymous meeting with the New York Times was also attended by “members of the Able Danger team” (who apparently remained not only anonymous but entirely unreferenced). In other words, it wasn’t just Shaffer talking: other members of the team were there to back up his contention that Able Danger had identified Mohamed Atta a year before 9/11.

The Pentagon, for its part, has broken its silence and says that its research so far has not verified any of Shaffer’s claims and specifically not his claim that Able Danger ID’d Atta.

Somebody’s lying, no? There’s less and less room for any kind of fudging here.