Monday, December 18, 2017
Thanks to Harry Reid, the Pentagon spent millions of dollars investigating UFOs
The following article appeared in the Washington Examiner on December 16th
by Eddie Scarry
The Defense Department's multi-billion dollar budget allocated millions of dollars to investigate unidentified objects witnesses moving through the air, as instructed by Congress, according to a new report.The New York Times on Saturday reported that the Pentagon set up a program in 2007 to look into reports and claims related to so-called UFOs, or unidentified flying objects and that it was initiated by retired Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.
The program remains largely classified, but Reid acknowledged its existence in an interview.
“I’m not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this thing going,” he told the Times. “I think it’s one of the good things I did in my congressional service. I’ve done something that no one has done before.”
Former military intelligence official Luis Elizondo told the paper that he was responsible for overseeing the program and that while its congressional funding dried up in 2012, it still remains active with involvement of officials in the CIA and the Navy.
Ed. Reid has apparently recovered from that vicious assault by his exercise machine.
This is one of the few cases in which taxpayer dollars went to an investigation rather than directly to Reid. Not surprisingly, the $22 million spent on the “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program,” was extremely difficult to find. “Shadowy” is how the New York Times describes Pentagon efforts to discover little green men. But of course, the Times has NOTHING bad to say about Harry Reid, even though parts of the program remain classified!