Bush tried to cut bomb-detection funds

"Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big" said an opportunistic White House staffer, hoping his party can capitalize on yesterday's foiled terror plot in London. The fly in the ointment might be this news: that Bush and the Republicans were quietly trying to divert $6 million in Homeland Security funds away from explosion-detection technologies. While six mil might not sound like a lot, it's in addition to $200 million in R&D money DHS failed to spend in recent years, forcing Congress to rescind the funds.

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