Wednesday, August 17, 2005

"go to hell"

The San Diego Union Tribune has coverage of yesterday's raid on ADCS Inc. a company to which Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham has had extensive ties since he first went to Congress.

In fact, in 1997 he was asked about his support of ADCS by a reporter. His response:

"go to hell"

As the UT notes:

"Since 1997, Wilkes and other ADCS insiders contributed more than $600,000 to political campaigns, mostly targeting members of the Appropriations and Armed Services committees. Cunningham and his American Prosperity political action committee received $53,500 of those donations."

What did this money buy ADCS?

"From 1994 to 2001, the House Appropriations Committee repeatedly added funding for ADCS to the Pentagon budget, even though the Pentagon did not ask for the money. Occasionally, the committee criticized the Pentagon for not asking for the funding."

Cunningham - bought and paid for.