posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 10:31 AM
2008 Presidential Candidate Platform Discussion
Five years after 9/11, our country is still unprepared for a terrorist attack. From improving security for our transit systems and chemical plants, to
increasing cargo screening in our airports and seaports, the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission have been underfunded and ignored. The 9/11
Commission gave the government five F's and 12 D's on the implementation of its recommendations. Senator Obama is a member of the Senate Homeland
Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and has supported efforts to base homeland security spending on risk rather than pork-barrel politics. He
has also introduced legislation to strengthen chemical plant and drinking water security and to enhance disaster preparedness.
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