Me pulse pretty one day

The EMP's are America's likely downfall. A bunch of evil terrorists are going to channel Don Cheadle and George Clooney and unleash an electomagnetic pulse attack knocking out power grids, exploding dam systems; a sick, high-voltage Armaggedon. That's what The Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack would have you believe, anyway.

With a name like that, the members on the commission could not have wondered for a second what their task was, or just how Serious the threat is. And what, pray tell, does the commission reccomend?

Tens of billions of dollars to be spent to "harden" America’s power grid, telecommunications system and other critical infrastructure to protect them from an EMP attack among other means of protection such as missile defense.

Fortunately a heroic watchdog, the Project on Government Oversight, has the balls to call this thing for what it is -- a blueprint for piggy contractors to soak up more Homeland Security funding.

POGO found that the Commission was "stacked with financial interests and pro-missile groups, who see an opportunity to promote the agenda of missile defense and funding for government contractors. For example, Commission William R. Chairman Graham is also the Chairman and President of National Security Research, Inc., a private company that has already won government contracts to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure."

It's true blue patriots like William R. Graham who have kept our cities like New Orleans so $afe and $ecure in this post-9/11 environment.


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