Hillary’s blame game
Associated Press reports Sen. Hillary Clinton is supporting the Democrat
line that President Bush’s administration hasn’t done enough to create
"Castle America." Democrats are suggesting America needs its own Maginot
Line, though history has proven defensive actions are limited in their
ability to preserve a nation’s security.
The AP reports:
"We've done some things right," the New York senator said at a community
event in Schenectady. "Obviously we've beefed up airport security in some
ways, but as we've learned over the last week not in every way that matters.
We still have not done what we need to do to protect our ports, our borders,
our bridges, our transit systems, our rail lines, it's a long list."
"I don't think our long-term strategy for homeland security is yet what it
needs to be," she said.
Department of Homeland Security spokesman Jarrod Agen disputed Clinton's
"The department has taken several steps to strengthen our nation's ports,
borders, and mass transit systems by providing funding to state and local
partners, training and deploying manpower and assets for high risk areas,
developing and testing new technologies, and performing security assessments
of systems across the country," he said.
Earlier this month, Clinton called for the resignation of Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld, saying new leadership would give the United States "a
fighting chance to turn the situation" in Iraq around.