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State Department values tourism over security

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posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 11:39 PM
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has decided to postpone enforcement of new anti-terrorism regulations that had threatened to block millions of Western Europeans and citizens of other developed nations from traveling to the United States unless they obtained new, computer-coded passports, senior administration officials said Monday.

The new passport rules, which were supposed to take effect Oct. 1 and were mandated by Congress as an anti-terrorism measure, will not be enforced until October 2004.

Now that we have that $86 billion dollar bill to pay, we need the tourist money.

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