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Ashcroft Blasts Efforts to Weaken Terrorism Law

Attorney General John Ashcroft, in his most forceful defense of the Bush administration’s antiterrorism efforts, said today that any attempt to strip law enforcement agents of their expanded legal powers could open the way to further terrorist attacks. “To abandon these tools,” Mr. Ashcroft said in a speech here at the start of a national tour, “would senselessly imperil American lives and American liberty, and it would ignore the lessons of Sept. 11.” His remarks were an acknowledgment of the momentum achieved by opponents of the USA Patriot Act, as the law that grew out of the 9/11 attacks is called, as well as a declaration of the administration’s commitment to preserve and possibly expand that law. Full Story

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