Thursday, August 23, 2007

Washington's witch hunt continues

Like McCarthy's Communist Scare, Washington warmongers would have you believe that a terrorist is hiding under every bed, or, in this case, is working at every aid organization.

U.S. to screen aid groups for terror links: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to screen thousands of people employed by aid organizations that receive funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development looking for possible links to terror organizations, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Outlined in a recent Federal Register notice, the program demands for the first time that nongovernmental organizations file detailed information on key personnel who apply for or manage funds distributed by the U.S. aid agency, the Post said.

The Federal Register notice said the program could involve 2,000 people and "will become effective on August 27," the last day that public comments about it are to be submitted, according to the report.

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