Thursday, June 14, 2007

Transfer Of Terrorist No-fly List 'Earmarked'?

Transfer Of Terrorist No-fly List 'Earmarked'?
By Richard Willing

To secure congressional funding for a pet project, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., made a surprising claim: The little-known National Drug Intelligence Center was about to take charge of the "vitally important" terrorist no-fly list.

Murtha's news, in a letter he sent to the House Intelligence Committee last month, came as a surprise to the nation's intelligence community. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence already had recommended that the NDIC, in Murtha's hometown of Johnstown, Pa., be closed for poor performance. It also puzzled the Justice Department, NDIC's parent agency, where spokesman Dean Boyd said there are no "current" plans for such a transition.
Murtha got the committee to approve a $23 million "earmark" for the facility, anyway.

Intelligence Committee member Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said he and his colleagues never saw Murtha's letter with the apparently inflated claim.

Murtha's special request is one of 26 such earmarks worth a total of $96 million included in the intelligence bill OK'd by the House of Representatives last month and up for Senate approval in late June. Details of the requests have been made public, thanks to new rules requiring transparency in earmarks that the House's new Democratic leadership adopted in January.


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Anonymous galen said...

Most ethical Congress in history - riiiiiiiight!

11:46 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Can I say, "Soooooooeeeeeeeeeee"?


12:36 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

You better say something stronger than that! LOL!

6:53 PM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

Merry Widow...loved the pig sounds!

The mystery about the dem mind is that they are never embarrased or contrite or sorry or s**t-faced when they get caught in the cookie jar. Nothing fazes them...nothing! They rob, steal, cheat, lie, make up stories...and get caught doing all of it. Then they get up the next day and do more dishonesties.

Dems keep swimming in the slop. Will they ever just sink to the bottom...and stay there?

8:48 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Catfleas-Actually I'm insulting a noble and delicious animal! LOL!
How about a tapeworm? It's a parasite that drains the nutrients from a body...
Donal-Schweetie, I'm a lady, I don't use that kind of language. I prefer to say that I am massively unimpressed...;-}


4:49 AM  

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