Capitol Hill-AP -- Two senators are taking dead aim at a Pentagon plan to allow people to bet on the likelihood of terrorist attacks and political assassinations.
The Policy Analysis Market's Web site says traders could bet on the chances that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be assassinated, whether North Korea will launch a missile attack and other events. The market is intended to help the Pentagon examine the likelihood of these events.
Democratic Senators Byron Dorgan and Ron Wyden say the program needs to be shut down.
Wyden says the idea "of a federal betting parlor on atrocities and terrorism is ridiculous and it's grotesque." Dorgan calls the proposal unbelievably stupid....