Saturday, August 12, 2006
Ashcroft cashing in on homeland security
Nearly five years ago when Al Qaeda operatives flew planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, it was Attorney General John Ashcroft who marshaled U. S. domestic forces in the war against terrorism.
Since he has left office, he has cashed in on the industry that his actions helped create.
Ashcroft is now the major lobbyist representing companies that want to sell their homeland security goods and services to the government. This is yet another example of the problem with politics as usual in our government. Politicians are elected or appointed to office, then once they leave, they take that information and sell it to the highest bidder.
Apparently, John Ashcroft who made prayer in office a normal part of his everyday routine, both in Missouri and Washington, has seen those prayers answered.