The Government Accountability Office has concluded in a report expected to be released in Washington, D.C., on Monday that the nation’s main defense against biological terrorism — a $1 billion network of air samplers in cities across the country — cannot be counted on to detect an attack.
The BioWatch system, introduced with fanfare by President George W. Bush in 2003, has exasperated public health officials with numerous false alarms, stemming from its inability to distinguish between harmless germs and the lethal pathogens that terrorists would be likely to unleash in an attack, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees BioWatch, has repeatedly touted the system’s effectiveness while seeking to upgrade it with new technology.
The U.S. government spent $1 billion of taxpayer money on an anti-terrorism air sampling system that doesn't work??? A billion dollar system that can't tell the difference between harmless germs and bio-weapons of mass destruction? And this system, which cost $1 billion, is guarding Americans from bio terrorism? Really?
And liberals in America want the government to spend MORE money, have MORE power, do MORE, control MORE of our lives?