Years ago, our President famously informed us that the terrorists “hate us for our freedom”. Given all the shenanigans of his Administration, one might well wonder: which freedom, in the President’s opinion, are we hated for? The freedom to elect our leaders? The freedom to wear T-shirts criticizing them at their campaign events? The freedom to keep our telephone conversations private? The freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention?
But now it’s all clear. The terrorists hate our freedom to bilk the taxpayers.
GSA Administrator Lurita Alexis Doan, a Bush political appointee and former government contractor, has proposed cutting $5 million in spending on audits and shifting some responsibility for contract reviews to small, private audit contractors… “There are two kinds of terrorism in the US: the external kind; and, internally, the IGs have terrorized the Regional Administrators,” Doan said, according to [notes from an August staff meeting].