Strange job title?

March 11, 2009

White House names Treasury nominees, needs more

The nominees announced on Sunday were:

— Lawyer David S. Cohen, for the position of assistant Treasury secretary, terrorist financing.

I’m think you probably made a mistake on his new title, if not I’d like to know why we’re financing terrorist!

We don’t create the titles, we just report them. I agree this one looks a little strange, but it is correct.

The office’s role is to use Treasury’s authority in policy, enforcement and regulation to intercept and sever lines of financial support to international terrorists, narcotics traffickers, people engaged in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or engaged in any other activities that threaten U.S. national security: GBU Editor

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner delivers testimony before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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