1 comment December 2nd, 2007at 05:07pm Posted by Eli

Hey, remember 2004?

Remember when Cheney were telling us that if Kerry was elected, we would be attacked by terrorists? I have to wonder if BushCo. wants to actively invite a terrorist attack under their (presumably Democratic) successor’s watch:

The Bush administration intends to slash counterterrorism funding for police, firefighters and rescue departments across the country by more than half next year, according to budget documents obtained by The Associated Press. The Homeland Security Department has given $23 billion to states and local communities to fight terrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks, but one document says the administration is not convinced that the money has been well spent and thinks the nation’s highest-risk cities have largely satisfied their security needs.

The department wanted to provide $3.2 billion to help states and cities protect against terrorist attacks in 2009, but the White House said it would ask Congress for less than half – $1.4 billion, according to a Nov. 26 document. The plan calls outright elimination of programs for port security, transit security, and local emergency management operations in the next budget year. This is President Bush’s last budget, and the new administration would have to live with the funding decisions between Jan. 20 and Sept. 30, 2009.

Yeah, they’re real committed to the War On Terror, all right. Fortunately, it sounds like Congress isn’t real enthusiastic about the administration’s Cunning Plan. Hopefully the Democrats will be able to make some campaign hay on this next year. Being labeled soft on terror is pretty much the worst thing that could possibly happen to the GOP.

(h/t ellroon)

Entry Filed under: Bush,Cheney,Corruption/Cronyism,Elections,Politics,Republicans,Terrorism

1 Comment

  • 1. SPIIDERWEB™  |  December 3rd, 2007 at 3:20 am

    Wouldn’t surprise me in the least. This is just the sort of dirty play in which this administration seems to revel.

    Just like setting the Dems up with fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq (Iran?) from which it will be difficult to extricate themselves. And running up huge deficits for which the Dems somehow will have to find ways to pay.

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