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  • Is U. S. Spending Wisely To Fight Terror?

    Here's one person's opinion:

    ‘An Enormous Waste of Money’
    A security expert argues that America is spending its money ineffectively in the fight against terrorism.

    March 17 - The coordinated train bombings last Thursday in Spain marked the country’s deadliest terror attack ever, killing at least 200 and injuring at least 1,500. Indications—still unconfirmed—that Islamic fundamentalists with ties to Al Qaeda may have been behind the blasts have prompted emergency meetings among European leaders and raised fears of another attack on the United States. But are Washington’s precautions enough? And has its allocation of resources focused too much on air safety and not enough on other forms of public transportation?

    NEWSWEEK’s Jennifer Barrett discussed some of these issues with security expert Bruce Schneier, whose most recent book, “Beyond Fear” (Copernicus Books), offers a comprehensive look at the challenges of keeping a nation secure from terrorism. Schneier—who believes Americans should keep the threat of terror in perspective by reminding themselves that such attacks are extremely rare—also evaluates the effectiveness of proposed measures ranging from a national ID card system to federalized airport security.


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    Imagine that, the federal government wasting money. Do you think the U.S. is spending money wisely to do anything?
    Asked what he would do differently in Iraq, Kerry said, "Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BurnKU@Mar 18 2004, 09:26 AM
      Imagine that, the federal government wasting money. Do you think the U.S. is spending money wisely to do anything?
      not while Bush is in office
      Are you on the list?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SLUBLUE+Mar 18 2004, 09:31 AM-->
        QUOTE (SLUBLUE @ Mar 18 2004, 09:31 AM)
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