Slants & Trends

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 8:17 pm
Volume 30, Number 14
Democrats Question Bush`s Homeland Security Priorities

Homeland security and politics are shaping up to be as potent a mix as Congressional Democrats may have hoped when they vowed this spring to make it a mid-term election issue (see EPN, April 4). 

Although the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has completed its long-overdue homework assignment of releasing an infrastructure protection plan with accompanying grants (see story next page), a thwarted terrorist attack on the New York-New Jersey transportation system has allowed department critics to continue contending that the Bush Administration is doing too little too late -- and according to the wrong priorities.

"From Dubai Ports World to the serious threats against New York`s subways, this Administration has left our ports, subways, tunnels, and borders wide open," declared Sen. Char[..]