Monday, March 05, 2007

Way to go Walmart

Kyl vote helps sink port scanning bill

Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl joined other Senate Republicans, a few Democrats and the business lobby in defeating a plan that would have required security scans of all imports at U.S. ports.

Business groups opposed a proposal favored by New York Sen. Charles Schumer that would have a required all shipping containers coming into U.S. ports be scanned. ...

... Obama, Clinton and other Democrats wrote to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT - News), the world's largest retailer and Arizona's largest private employer, asking the chain not to oppose the scanning bill.

Because bad things always happen to someone else and you are never going to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. Question for Edleman, if we get hit again from something brought in on a container, how are you going to explain that?

Edit -
Homeland Security Special Report: The cargo challenge

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