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Kerry Proposes Raising Port Protections

Charging that President Bush has been “delaying and procrastinating while the homeland security clock is ticking,” Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Wednesday proposed measures to prevent terrorists from shipping weapons of mass destruction to U.S. ports. Kerry announced his plan to increase port security after a boat tour of Portsmouth Harbor, where about 5 million tons of cargo pass each year. He contended that Bush has let homeland security slip away. “Saddam Hussein’s capture is a great tribute to the skill and bravery of the United States Armed Forces … but September 11th showed us that danger isn’t only found in distant deserts; it is unfortunately confronted here at home,” he said. “The Bush administration is literally delaying and procrastinating while the homeland security clock is ticking.” Full Story

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