Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Yeah, Sure

Remember this? Boston Globe (06.28.06):
"On Monday, President Bush said it was 'disgraceful' that The New York Times and other media outlets reported last week that the US government was quietly monitoring international financial transactions handled by an industry-owned cooperative in Belgium called the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Communication, or SWIFT, which is controlled by nearly 8,000 institutions in 20 countries." Terrorist funds-tracking no secret, some say
Remember the hue and cry of the Wingnuts? Treason they said. Prosecute them they said. Ha! What a crock. Fast forward to today. AP (09.12.06):
"The United States has made progress in the last five years in trying to shut down avenues for terrorists to raise and move money but challenges remain, Bush administration officials told Congress Tuesday. Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, Treasury Department official Daniel Glaser underscored the importance of the United States working closely with international allies to share information." Feds: We're Cutting Off Terror Money
"The goal, he said, is to thwart terrorist financiers and improve coordination of this information among agencies."


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