Wednesday, June 22, 2005
No Photo Op = No Threat?
Too bad that protecting our country from real threats doesn't involve posturing on the deck of an aircraft carrier:|
U.S. Borders Vulnerable, Witnesses SayWe spend more than $800 million in Iraq every week, yet we don't have the funds to protect our own borders? Or is it that W and his Bush League minions want another attack so they can use it as an excuse to invade Iran and/or North Korea? Incompetence or malevolence? You make the call...
By ERIC LIPTON
Published: June 22, 2005
WASHINGTON, June 21 - The federal government's efforts to prevent terrorists from smuggling a nuclear weapon into the United States are so poorly managed and reliant on ineffective equipment that the nation remains extremely vulnerable to a catastrophic attack, scientists and a government auditor warned a House committee on Tuesday.
The assessment, coming nearly four years after the September 2001 attacks and after the investment of about $800 million by the United States government, prompted expressions of frustration and disappointment from lawmakers.
(Source: New York Times [emphasis added.])