Let me go way out on a limb, and predict that”
The War on Terrorism will be every bit as successful as were the War on Alcohol (prohibition), & The War on Drugs.
Lord save our saviours:
The latest results of a Justice Department audit reveal that FBI wiretaps–including one involving a suspected terrorists were cut off because the agency failed to pay its phone
bills on time:
The faulty bookkeeping is part of what the audit, by the Justice Department’s inspector general, described as the FBI’s lax oversight of money used in undercover investigations. Poor supervision of the program also allowed one agent to steal $25,000, the audit said.
More than half of 990 bills to pay for telecommunication surveillance in five unidentified FBI field offices were not paid on time, the report shows. In one office alone, unpaid costs for wiretaps from one phone
company totaled $66,000.
And at least once, a wiretap used in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act investigation — the highly secretive and sensitive cases that allow eavesdropping on suspected terrorists or spies — “was halted due to untimely payment.”
Goto ➥ OIG Audit Report 08-03
An American travelling abroad was asked about life in the U.S. after September 11 and the resulting Homeland Security
measures. "How do you deal with terrorist threats?"
"Today's terrorists just won't negotiate. Basically, you have to give them what they want. You wait in line forever, let them invade your privacy as much as they like, and hope they let you go on your way instead of throwing you in jail for carrying a toothpick or something."
George W. Bush was bragging to Russian President Putin. "Our Homeland Security
measures have been so effective that we are now terrorist-free!"
"Come, now, George," Putin laughed. "Surely you exaggerate!"
"No, not at all. I'll tell you what. The first three terrorists you see, you can shoot them yourself, and you can have my job to boot!"
The very next day on his way to fly home, Putin spotted four men
holding a group of people at gunpoint, taking their belongings, making dire threats to all who offered resistance. The Russian president quickly put a stop to it as Bush had suggested.
The headline for the morning's Washington
Post read, "Slavic Man Claims He's President, Shoots Four FAA Security Guards."