The Post’s update today on yesterday’s he-said, he said of whether SecDef Rumsfeld gave the order to shoot down a small Cessna that penetrated D.C. airspace earlier this month maintains that it’s sources are correct.
According to Spencer Hsu’s update, the Post reinterviewed the two original sources after Rumsfeld yesterday denied giving such an order, and that both original sources “whose agencies were involved in the incident” “in separate interviews” backed up their earlier statements.
Lower down, though, we find out that the sources have no first-hand knowledged of the order but were “told” that it had happened.
As we said yesterday: This seems to be a clear-cut case. Someone is not telling the truth, and it’s worth continued investigation.