Well, the Policy Futures Market was abruptly cancelled
today and Admiral John Poindexter may be going back into retirement soon if Bush knows what's good for him.
Sen. John Warner (R., Va.) said he spoke by phone with the head of the agency overseeing the program, Tony Tether, "and we mutually agreed that this thing should be stopped." Mr. Tether is the head of the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as Darpa.
Later, in an interview, Sen. Warner said that Darpa "didn't think through the full ramifications of the program."
Sen. John) Warner(R) announced the decision not long after Senate Democratic Leader Thomas Daschle (D., S.D.) took to the floor to denounce the program as "an incentive actually to commit acts of terrorism."
Now what do you think this will do to Bush's already plummeting approval ratings, now that it's been revealed just how callous they are about American deaths, here and overseas?
"Bring 'em on," he said, and now his underlings were actually trying to encourage it. What in god's name kind of administration IS this, one must ask oneself.