Thursday, April 29, 2004

The story seems familiar....while one guy is trying to attack us, we waste our resources on a crumbling unpopular regime that poses no threat....where have I seen this before?
More Agents Track Castro Than Bin Laden


Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department agency entrusted with blocking the financial resources of terrorists has assigned five times as many agents to investigate Cuban embargo violations as it has to track Osama bin Laden's and Saddam Hussein's money, documents show...

This is really astounding," [Senator Byron Dorgan, D-N.Dakota] said. "I hope somebody in the administration will soon come to his or her senses and start directing our resources where they are needed. Politics is clearly diverting precious time, money and manpower away from the war on terrorism here."

Sen. Max Baucus, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, requested the figures, which showed that at the end of 2003, OFAC had 21 full-time agents working Cuba violations and just four full-time workers hunting bin Laden's and Saddam's riches.

"Rather than spending precious resources to prevent Americans from exercising their right to travel, OFAC must realign its priorities and instead work harder to keep very real terrorist threats out of our country," said Baucus, D-Mont.

Let's see, if they've got five times as many people tracking Castro as bin Laden, does that mean Castro hates freedom five times more than bin Laden?


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