Carol Moseley-Braun on Homeland Security
Former IL Senator; Democratic Candidate for President
A: No. Duct tape, plastic sheeting and color codes are no substitute for diplomacy and for engaging our country in a global fight, a real fight against terrorism. This administration has pandered to fear. The color-coded system is just part and parcel of that. I think we'd be much better served to have the support for first responders, police & fire, our hospital systems, to protect our infrastructure, to give people a sense of security.
A: We should've had a real war on terrorism that went after terrorist cells, that dealt with first responders, that funded local efforts to provide protection for the American people before running off hell-bent for leather halfway around the world. Constitution says that it is the Congress' job to make decisions about when we go to war. The practice of just passing resolutions saying the President can make these decisions unilaterally has got to stop.
A: That means we blew Iraq up. We have a responsibility to at least stay and leave it in better shape than we found it. But those people having given their lives at a minimum we have I think our honor at stake, and to preserve that honor, we have to leave the Iraqi people no less--no worse off than we found them. And that means repairing and rebuilding the infrastructure, not new phone deals and sweetheart deals for Halliburton, certainly.
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