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Roberts reacts to terror plot

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It's recess, so not much news to report about the Kansas congressional delegation today.But you may have heard about the [foiled terror plot][1] in Britain that's causing havoc at the nation's airports today.We're not in the habit of printing officials' press releases here at Congressional Briefing, but we'll make an exception, today, for Sen. Pat Roberts, the Kansas Republican who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee. He issued [this statement][2] shortly after 10 a.m. (CDT):"I was briefed earlier in the week about a joint effort by intelligence and law enforcement personnel in the United Kingdom and United States to interdict a terrorist plot which could have resulted in another 9/11-type attack.*"I was gratified to hear the news this morning that those efforts were successful.*"This is the kind of success that our intelligence and law enforcement personnel work hard to achieve -- a success achieved despite damaging leaks and unjustified criticisms of the methods they use to detect and prevent terrorist attacks. I congratulate them and our allies on a job well done. They deserve a great deal of credit."Nearly five years after September 11, 2001, we must remember that our terrorist enemies are more determined than ever and will continue to seek new and insidious ways to kill Americans. We must remain vigilant."Rep. Todd Tiahrt is on the House Intelligence Committee; Rep. Jim Ryun is on the House Armed Services Committee. We may hear from them before the day is out. [1]: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/aug/10/world_terror_plot_heightens_security_us_airports/?breaking [2]: http://roberts.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressRoom.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=f88ee17e-802a-23ad-4733-ff8ed04c3937

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KsTwister 8 years, 5 months ago

Yeah, we saw our State Senators stance on Border Security, our ports, and your pork projects-- you guys need to join Liebermann in a new job search now. Then you will be ahead of the game---and only then.

nonsmoker 8 years, 5 months ago

Yes, it makes it real easy to trust law enforcement personnel to do the right thing with the authority that Bush is giving them after reading about other law enforcement personnel laughing about shooting an unarmed woman during what appeared to be a very peaceful protest. So, now if law enforcement personnel do not like what you are saying they can shoot you? Yes, it was with a rubber bullet, however I can't imagine what it would have done if it had hit her in the eye, especially prior to going through her sign. I would think this is quite comparable to the officer having hit her with his club. It almost makes you want to cheer for the crooks. What kind of a place is Jethrow (Jeb) running in Florida? This makes them all look like a bunch of imbeciles.

rhd99 8 years, 5 months ago

Defender, Don't forget that Roberts too is a big bag of RUBBISH. He has a report due on what he & others knew about Iraq. In that situation, he is ALL TALK & no action! He doesn't want that report complete because it will tell us what we already knew then & now, BUSH LIED TO US!

ronwell_dobbs 8 years, 5 months ago

Interesting that there is an attempt to connect law enforcement work done in England with a Connecticut Senator losing the re-election bid of the rival party. Only in America, I guess.

Interestingly the Brittish populace has been largely against the war in Iraq since its inception (very vocally as well), yet this didn't affect the ability for its law enforcement to protect its people. Go figure.

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