As long as there are enemies of the United States, our president must be willing to do all that is necesssary to maintain the security of this nation and its citizens. Homeland Security is one of the most vital issues of our time. One of the first hints that we had about the continuing threat from radical Islam occurred before many/most of you were born. Palestinians attacked and killed the Jewish athletes at the 1972 Olympic games in Munich. Attacks after that became more directly aimed at the US and became more frequent. We have had 7 years without a direct attack in this country because of the leadership and commitment of George W Bush. Our next president must be as focused on this issue.
John McCain believes that the highest priority for any President is protecting the lives of American citizens, defending their personal freedom, and securing our land and resources. John McCain has the experience to insure that this priority is put into practice by the hundreds of thousands of dedicated men and women who serve their country in homeland security positions every day. John McCain knows what commitment to country means, and he will lead by example when it comes to making sure that this country’s homeland is protected.
“One lesson from the Commission’s report is that no one set of strategies is sufficient to prevent future terrorist attacks. The United States must use all of the instruments at our disposal to counter the short and long-term threats posed by international terrorism.” (John McCain, Senate Floor statement, 9/7/04)