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Did Barack Obama cut the domestic terrorism bombing defense budget nearly in half?

April 16, 2013

  While Steny Hoyer (predictably) was trying to blame the sequester cuts for not stopping the Boston Marathon terrorist attack the UK Daily Mail is reporting something much different.

  According to this article Robert Liscouski is making the claim that the Obama regime actually cut the Office for Bombing Prevention’s budget nearly in half during his reign.

Barack Obama’s administration has cut the budget nearly in half for preventing domestic bombings, MailOnline can reveal. 

Under President George W. Bush, the Department of Homeland Security had $20 million allocated for preventing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terrorists working inside the United States. The current White House has cut that funding down to $11 million.

That assessment comes from Robert Liscouski, a former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 that killed three Americans and injured at least 173 others. 

He told MailOnline that the Obama-era DHS is, on the whole, about as well-positioned as it was during the Bush administration to handle the aftermath of the April 15 bombings in Boston, ‘but the Obama administration has continued to cut the budget for offices such as the Office for Bombing Prevention from $20 million started under Bush, to $11 million today.’

  At this point we do not know what the truth is, but people like Steny Hoyer ought to be mighty careful before they start throwing claims around in order to benefit politically from this attack for the truth might be far different than he cares to admit.

  How sad is it that we have to look towards foreign news outlets to learn about stories like this?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Petermc3 permalink
    April 17, 2013 7:27 am

    George Soros needs to get better control of those overseas news outlets before anymore truths are leaked out to this side of the pond.


  2. Bob permalink
    April 17, 2013 2:54 pm

    Apparently, Soros and/or the administration got to it. None of the original stories are accessible…..


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