What happens when you mix unbridled capitalism with pseudo-science? People die, that's what.
Meet James McCormick. He's the inventor of this little gadget - the ADE-651 "bomb detector". The Iraqi government has bought about 2,000 of these things that cost go for as much as $60,000 (US). Altogether, some investigators believe that Iraq has spent well over $85 million for the ADE-651. The catch is, it doesn't work. But the Iraqis, so desperate for anything to alleviate everyday bloodshed, they don't care if it works or not. They want these things, despite the best attempts of US officials to discourage them from wasting their money.
Says McCormick of the ADE-651, "the theory behind dowsing and the theory behind how we actually detect explosives is very similar".
He goes on to say, “One of the problems we have is that the machine does look primitive. We are working on a new model that has flashing lights.”
Ooooo...flashing lights! That's exactly what this piece of shit needs! Right next to a big, fat warning label.
Is this guy more evil than Pat Robertson? Too close to call. They both get people killed by the dozens everyday. Perhaps, if there really is a hell, they'll be bunkmates there someday.
Thanks to James Randi for exposing this murderer. Watch him eviscerate McCormick below.