Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Friday, August 11, 2006

Bush Administration Knew Liquid Explosives Danger to Airlines Months Ago—Only Barred Liquids Aboard Flights AFTER British Terror Plot Became News

Back in October of last year through January of this year the Governmental Accountability Office conducted tests (at the request of Democrats in Congress) and found that liquid explosive components could be smuggled aboard US airlines in 21 US airports. The non-partisan GAO delivered a full report to Congress in March of this year and that information was shared with the White House. The Bush Administration and leaders in Congress sat on that information since March of this year. It wasn’t until yesterday when British law enforcement stopped a plot to blow up planes bound for the US that the Bush Administration banned passengers carrying liquids aboard flights although this report from March shows that the GAO and the 9/11 Commission begged the president to do so months ago.

I reported about this in this blog back in March given what information I had at that time. Keith Olbermann of MSNBC’s Countdown had more as this video shows. Bush and Congress had even more information.

Thanks to Keith Olbermann for warning Americans in March and again today. Video – Windows Multimedia Video version Video – Quick Time version

Today Bush and his administration (as well as Joe Lieberman) are telling Americans that they alone can be trusted to protect America from terrorists and yet they ignored warnings about the very type of plot the British terrorists planned 5 months ago when they were warned in the GAO report and warned by the 9/11 Commission about this very danger.

Within hours of the British arrest of the terrorists the Republican Party started sending out email fundraising appeals mentioning it to get concerned Americans to contribute to the Republican Party! “In the middle of a war on terror, we need to remain focused on furthering Republican ideas more than ever before,” former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said in a letter that asked for donations to the Republican National Committee. “Freedom is never free, and we must never be complacent in defending it,” House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said. Echoing the GOP's election-year message, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., added: “We must be on alert so that our nation does not suffer another attack like 9/11.”

Think about that: they did nothing for 5 months after being warned until terrorists almost blew up planes bound for the US, and yet they ask for money and tell us to trust them to protect us from terrorists? Sorry you lying sacks of shit! We Americans no longer buy your pack of lies!

This November vote Democratic for a change. A change that may save your life!


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