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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 05:42 PM
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"Bush staff wanted bomb-detect cash moved"
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060811/ap_on_go_ot/terror_...

"There has not been a focused and coherent strategic plan for defining what we need ... and then matching the research and development plans to that overall strategy," he said.

Rep. Peter DeFazio (news, bio, voting record) of Oregon, a senior Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee, said he urged the administration three years ago to buy electron scanners, like the ones used at London's airport to detect plastics that might be hidden beneath passenger clothes.

"It's been an ongoing frustration about their resistance to purchase off-the-shelf, state-of-the-art equipment that can meet these threats," he said.

The administration's most recent budget request also mystified lawmakers. It asked to take $6 million from Homeland S&T's 2006 budget that was supposed to be used to develop explosives detection technology and instead divert it to cover a budget shortfall in the Federal Protective Service, which provides security around government buildings."


Who's "weak and wrong" again?
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 05:44 PM
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1. Wow. The media is finally doing their jobs.
Kudo's for that!
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mikelewis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 05:48 PM
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5. I thought the same thing...
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 05:51 PM
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6. Odd huh?
*scratches head and ass*
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 05:46 PM
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2. Amazing incompetence.
What incredible gall to claim the Democrats are "weak on terror".
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 05:46 PM
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3. they are more concerned with protecting their own sorry asses
don't forget to rate this story!
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 05:57 PM
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7. Yes, Just HOW much did Cheney spend to build his bunker?
Edited on Fri Aug-11-06 05:58 PM by BeHereNow
You KNOW he used taxpayer money to construct his
hidey-hole under the Naval Observatory.
He knew that his war mongering might lead to an
attack and wanted to make sure HE would be safe when
it happened.
So... does anyone know how we can find the
bill for the bunker that we paid for?

Oh, wait, that record is probably classified
due to national security...so, nevermind.

BHN :mad:
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 06:04 PM
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9. Ah yes, a link to the Cheney Bunker project
And, don't ya know- it was classified information.
Top secret, a matter of national security and blah-yada-yah
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/2559617.stm

God Damn them all.
BHN
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 05:47 PM
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4. Do you think the GOP should be paying some Federal Protective Service
bills for aWoL's many official campaign trips?
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 06:01 PM
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8. Are bushbots really this stupid?
HEY LIBS....GUESS WHAT..WE STOPPED TERROR YESTERDAY!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU DO??? NOT A DAMN THING!!!!!!!! LET THE REAL MEN BE IN CHARGE... by lovebush4ever. Unless this bushlover is British, he didn't stop shit. Moran11!!11
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 06:24 PM
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10. Yes -
yes they are.
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