Friday, August 11, 2006

Making the world safe for terrorists,

one U.S. taxpayer dollar at a time.

While the British terror suspects were hatching their plot, the Bush administration was quietly seeking permission to divert $6 million that was supposed to be spent this year developing new homeland explosives detection technology. Congressional leaders rejected the idea, the latest in a series of steps by the Homeland Security Department that has left lawmakers and some of the department's own experts questioning the commitment to create better anti-terror technologies.

"No, Joe Citizen. I expect you to die!"

AFP/Mandel Ngan

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