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Thursday, March 18, 2004
Department of Homeland Stupidity. Yes, we deposed a dictator without weapons, but can we even defend our own nuclear weapons?
Nuclear weapons plants have eliminated or reduced training for guards responsible for repelling terrorist attacks, leaving the government unable to guarantee the plants can be adequately defended, the Energy Department's internal watchdog said.

One plant has reduced training hours by 40 percent, and some plants conduct tactical training only in classrooms, according to a report from the department's inspector general.


The criticisms were the latest leveled against the government's ability to protect nuclear facilities, long considered prime targets for espionage and terrorist attacks.

The inspector general complained in January that security guards who repelled four simulated terrorist attacks at the Y-12 weapons plant in Tennessee had been tipped in advance. The plant processes parts for nuclear weapons and maintains vast supplies of bomb-grade uranium.

That earlier report also determined that at least two guards defending the mock attacks had been allowed to look at computer simulations a day before the attacks.

The newest report said some of the plants are not adequately training guards how to use handcuffs, fight hand-to-hand or defend against terrorists in vehicles.
Nah. Unheard of. Terrorists never use vehicles when conducting their terrorism.

We may be losing the War on Terror as well as the War on Lying in the White House, but at least Janet Jackson, Tommy Chong, and Martha Stewart no longer pose a threat to God-fearing Americans.

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