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Posted on 09/09/2008 1:11:38 AM PDT by Schnucki
Washington - The United States remains "dangerously vulnerable" to chemical, biological and nuclear attacks seven years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, a forthcoming independent study concludes.
And a House Democrats' report says the Bush administration has missed one opportunity after another to improve the nation's security.
The recent political rupture between Russia and the US only makes matters worse, said Lee Hamilton, the former Indiana Democratic congressman who helped lead the 9/11 Commission and now chairs the independent group's latest study.
Efforts to reduce access to nuclear technology and bomb-making materials have slowed, thousands of US chemical plants remain unprotected, and the US government continues to oppose strengthening an international treaty to prevent bioterrorism, according to the report produced by the bipartisan Partnership for a Secure America.
The group includes leaders of the disbanded 9/11 Commission, the bipartisan panel that investigated government missteps before the 2001 terror attacks on the US.
Harsh criticism of Bush administration
"The threat of a new, major terrorist attack on the United States is still very real," concludes the report to be released on Wednesday, the same day a congressional commission will hold a hearing in New York on nuclear and biological terrorism threats.
"A nuclear, chemical or biological weapon in the hands of terrorists remains the single greatest threat to our nation. While progress has been made in securing these weapons and materials, we are still dangerously vulnerable," the report said.
Congressional Democrats, meanwhile, had harsher criticism of the Bush administration's efforts. Their report, written by the staffs of the House Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs committees, found little or no progress across the board on national security initiatives.
"The Bush administration has not delivered on a myriad of critical homeland and national security mandates," the Democrats' report states.
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Congressional Democrats, meanwhile, are a pack of flaming arseholes.
BLAH BLAH BLAH>>>>SHUT UP!!!
I’ll say we’re vulnerable. We’re at risk of electing a muslim terrorist trojan horse to the highest office in this country. We’re extremely vulnerable.
What a stupid bit of fear-mongering.
Any semi-free society is going to be "dangerously vulnerable" to NBC threats. I'm not willing to live in the kind of society it would take to be invulnerable to such attacks.
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