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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:30 AM
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John Kerry: Fewer Speeches, More Action Needed on Port Security
John Kerry: Fewer Speeches, More Action Needed on Port Security

Senator John Kerry made the following statement today on port security:

The president is in Baltimore today talking about port security but as the cameras roll, his own Department of Homeland Security has three times missed the deadline for completing a national blueprint to prevent terrorist attacks at ports. Nearly four years and countless warnings later, that work isnt done. Thats absolutely inexcusable. How can they argue with a straight face theyre doing all they can to protect our ports when we dont even have basic plans in place?

The Administration has been asleep at the switch while shipload after shipload of cargo goes uninspected. The Department of Homeland Securitys own Inspector General said that only a fraction of the money awarded for port security grants has actually been spent, and much of what has been spent has been badly mismanaged. For crying out loud, more has been spent on the Capitol Visitors Center than on the Port Security Grant Program.

Speeches arent going to cut it. This is going to take real action and real follow-through. We have to fix this mess right away, and hold the administration accountable for getting this right.

MORE - http://blog.thedemocraticdaily.com/?p=4#


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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:34 AM
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1. Keep dogging that Bush bastard. Keep pointing out his incompetence.
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Allenberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:36 AM
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2. Keep giving 'em hell, John!
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:37 AM
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3. Thanks KG
Yet another call for this admin to be accountable for inaction re national security. That's two in two days.
Nice work from Sen Kerry. He needs to stay on this theme.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:38 AM
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4. Full hearing on the subject yesterday
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:41 AM
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5. Absolutely right!!!
This is a SERIOUS issue and BushCo is doing nothing about it!!
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:10 AM
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6. I second the motion! and Mr. Kerry would serve himself better by
producing results as I've heard many valid points from him in the past few weeks/months - but only words - words/intentions have their place, we need action Mr. kerry, you ended up with 28 million xtra campaign bucks- do something, skip the messages.
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:12 AM
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7. Don't faint or anything,
but I actually agree with him on this.

TC
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