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Gore's commission on aviation safety

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by ashlandbuck, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    In 1996 after TWA flight 800 exploded, Gore chaired this commission.
    His preliminary report recommended strong counterterrorism measure that included better passenger screening, more bomb sniffing dogs and various other security measures.
    After the preliminary report was released the airline industry screamed loud and hard about the measures.Airline Lobbyists, including Sen. Tom Daschle's wife Linda jumped all over Al Gore and his report fearing that these measure would badly hurt the industry. Gore wrote to one lobbyist and promised that the measures shouldn't result in any loss revenue.
    The VERY NEXT DAY the Democratic national committee received a $40,000 donation from TWA. In the next two weeks checks were coming in from a lot of major airlines. United airlines donated $100,000 and over the next several months, Linda Daschle's clients American and Northwest gave $300,000 to the Gore- Clinton Campaign.
    After the election you will never guess what happened! Gore rewrote the recommended security measures!!!!
    Three commission members, including CIA director John Deutsh complained and promised to bring political heat down on Gore if he did not reinstate the original preliminary report and safety measures.
    So how did Gore react to this? He backed down to Deutsch and restored the safety measures but put no time line on when these measures would be required. So in effect, the measures he restored were absolutely meaningless.
    Our vice president sold our security for $500,000.
    Where was Richard Clarke during all this?
  2. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    Here's some more interesting stuff(WARNING: It's from Drudge. Please don't carp if you don't like that. Don't read it. Don't believe it. I don't care. It's not my problem. This is presented with no further comment from me)
  3. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    What?!? You mean special interest money influences our policy makers?!?! There's a news flash. :roll1:

    I'm sure there's loads of examples of this from either side of the aisle - not condoning it by any means, but the mega $$$ in Washington has long been a problem.
  4. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    ok didnt know the thing bout gore, yea thats fucked up.. of course still not as bad as what we currently have, id like to point out i voted for nader last time.. just cuz im voting for kerry this time doesnt make me a dem or a party voter.. i am aware that no one said either of these things but sometimes its best to stamp out misleading ideas before they start :p

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