Letters: Jul. 8, 2002

A New Proposal to Protect the U.S.

"President Bush's plan for a Homeland Security agency is like sweeping the floor while a pot boils over on the stove." G. RICHARD THOMAS Ajijic, Mexico

President Bush knows better than anyone else that our country faces disaster at the hands of terrorists if aggressive measures are not taken immediately [NATION, June 17]. Bush's proposed creation of a Department of Homeland Security is a major step in bringing the country's terrorist-fighting forces together to meet this end. Sadly, the time it will take to create a Homeland Security office gives terrorists a large window...

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