GAO report criticizes terror warnings

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    U.S. government terror warnings to local police and citizens fail to give the specific information many authorities say is needed to protect the public, a report made for Congress said Monday.

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    "When the government gives warnings without more information about why they're giving them ... that inevitably leads to people questioning whether the timing is a diversion, or politically motivated," said Randall Yim, head of GAO's homeland security division.

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    "They didn't say what was new and they didn't suggest any additional measures to be taken other than please be a little bit more vigilant and please go about your shopping. I think that that really attacks the credibility of the government warning system," {said Yim}.

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    I didn't realize it still had credibility.
     
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    Oh no, hear comes another possible blow to the Bush team. Since the Bush/Cheney Junta rule through fear tactics, if they were forced to specify a specific fear spot throws their entire mass fear agenda into turmoil.

    "Dammit George," says a Dick, "we can only scare sections of the country rather than the whole damn place. This might ruin our chances of election."
     
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