The Center for Investigative Reporting gives us this glimpse into our war on terror:
Soon after hijackers obliterated the World Trade Center towers eight years ago, Marin County received more than $100,000 in surveillance equipment to keep its water treatment system safe from a terrorist attack.
But four years after the funds were awarded, state authorities found more than $67,000 worth of the gear still boxed in its original packaging.
It had never been used.
It gets worse — read the whole article here.
H/T: Rogier van Bakel