Has War on Iraq Taken Focus off Homeland Security?

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In the aftermath of Osama bin Laden-s latest message, the FBI is warning of -spectacular attacks- on US soil. Advisors to President Bush concede that war on Iraq will make such attacks more likely than ever. But more than a year after the September 11 terrorist attacks, a senior Congressional Democrat says that American intelligence agencies are not yet prepared to respond to domestic terrorism, much less to prevent it. We look at America-s current state of readiness and whether possible war on Iraq has diverted attention and resources away from protection at home with members of the press, a homeland security task force, national terrorism commissions, and presidential advisory councils.
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