Eileen Sullivan and Matt Apuzzo of Associated Press reports:
A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuableintelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone’s ability to control.
What began as an attempt to put local, state and federal officials in the same room analyzing the same intelligence has instead cost huge amounts of money for data-mining software, flat screen televisions and, in Arizona, two fully equipped Chevrolet Tahoes that are used for commuting, investigators found.
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Update: Huffington Post has uploaded a copy of the full report. But take your blood pressure medication before reading it because it is truly scathing and will infuriate anyone who is sick and tired of privacy and civil liberties being sacrificed while taxpayer dollars are wasted on useless programs that do not not protect us from terrorism.