Senator Dodd Reduced Aviation Security

Now that securing the nation’s airports is again on the front burner, after the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack, the Washington Examiner is reporting that one Senator introduced an amendment to reduce aviation security. The Examiner reports:

Back in July, Senator Chris Dodd, D-Conn., proposed an amendment reducing aviation security appropriations by $4.5 million in favor of firefighter grants — a notoriously inneffective[sic] program. In fact, the money was specifically “for screening operations and the amount for explosives detection systems.”

According to the report, Dodd reduced aviation security by $4.5 million to give the money “to line the pockets of a constituency that supported his presidential campaign in a big way.”

Politics over security, yep that sounds like a Democrat.

Obviously this had no impact on what took place on Christmas but one has to wonder what affect it is having now that security has been stepped up. Would that money have been used to buy more x-ray screeners that airports are now begging for? Would explosives detectors now be in place so that dogs would not have to do the job?

Senator Dodd is not likely to win reelection next year. His constituency is unhappy with his illegal sweetheart mortgage deal and his role in the collapse of the housing market.

The fact that he played politics with our security cannot sit too well with them either.

Big Dog

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One Response to “Senator Dodd Reduced Aviation Security”

  1. Blake says:

    The libbies will constantly reduce the monies security and intel needs, until we do indeed have another 9/11- and then they will blame Bush, because of course, It Couldn’t POSSIBLY Be Their Fault- they have compassion, and besides, THEY KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR US- any “right- thinking” person would agree.
    Even if any person with a modicum of logic would NOT agree.