As my two daughters prepare to visit NYC soon, I find that the city that terrorists would most like to target is losing anti-terror funding. What a foolish move by the Department of Homeland Security, especially after the recent arrest of Najibullah Zazi. What a bunch of incompetents we have running our country!
It's only a matter of time until this decision comes back to bite them. Of course, they'll find some way to blame it on Bush.
Read from Atlas Shrugs:
"This is a bad day for New York"
"Inmates running the asylum.
Stunning: Despite Plot, NYC's Terror Funds Slashed WCBS TV
'Plan To Put Radiological Sensors Within 50-Mile Radius Of City On Hold After Dept. Of Homeland Security Nixes Cash
Lawmakers: This Is Mind-Boggling; NYPD: What Is Washington Thinking?
After facing one of the most serious terror threats since the 9-11 attacks, Department of Homeland Security officials are slashing a big chunk of anti-terror funding to New York City.
Local lawmakers say the cut could put American lives at risk.
Just weeks after Najibullah Zazi was nabbed in an al-Qaida terror plot to explode dirty bombs here, the feds have inexplicably slashed Big Apple terror funding designed to build a network of sensors to uncover nuclear or radioactive devices in a 50 miles radius of the city.
"To me this is beyond comprehension that less than a month after al-Qaida attempted an attack against New York City that you would have the Congress cutting the money that New York City needs to defend itself from a dirty bomb attack. It's absolutely mind-boggling," Rep. Peter King, R-Long Island, told CBS 2 HD on Thursday afternoon.
The city wanted $40 million to build the network at bridges, tunnels and other locations in the metropolitan area. Congress only earmarked $20 million for the program and then slipped NYC a doubly whammy -- the money is in a pot that other city's can apply for, so we may not even get the $20 million.
"This $20 million can be spread around like political pork the way other homeland security funds have been spread around the country," King said.
"This is a bad day for New York."'"