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Another Kind Of Watch List

January 1st, 2010, 04:01 am admin Leave a comment Go to comments

In the wake of the party-wide decision by Republicans to blatantly politicize last week’s attempted terrorist attack, here’s an important reminder of what seven Republican senators voted against in 2007:

The Improving America’s Security Act of 2007 … provided the Transportation Security Administration with the authority to use $250 million in funds to “purchase, deployment, installation, research, and development of equipment to improve security screening for explosives at commercial airport checkpoints.” It also urged the TSA to “to deploy such technologies quickly and broadly to address security shortcomings at passenger screening checkpoints.”

Additionally, the legislation included provisions that required the Department of Homeland Security to “submit a strategic plan to Congress that describes the system to be utilized for comparing [airline] passenger information to watch lists; explains the integration with international flights; and provides a projected timeline for testing and implementation its advanced passenger prescreening system.”

Voting against the act were: John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Tom Coburn (R-Okl.) Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), James Inhofe (R-Okl.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ari.).

So the next time one of these terrorist-coddlers jumps in front of a camera to denounce the Obama administration’s response to last week’s attempted attack, perhaps some “journalist” can ask them why they hate America. Or at the very least, why they’re such hypocritical tools.


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