Reid highlights GOP's bogus national-security cred
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the floor of the Senate on Monday and set the stage for a week that will see the Senate considering efforts to truly bolster national security and with little patience for the Republican stonewalling of security measures proposed by Democrats (and killed) in the last Congress.
"We will take steps to protect America from the greatest threat we face -- nuclear terrorism. We will enhance the security of our transportation system and our ports," said Reid on Monday. "We will provide America's first responders with the technology they need to communicate with each other during a crisis. In the process, we will make America more secure."
"Five and a half years after 9/11, we don't have a day to waste."
And Reid took a direct shot at Senate Republicans who somehow still manage to position themselves with a clueless corporate media as the party of national security, despite showing no leadership on the subject since September 11, 2001 and, in fact, overtly fighting investments in America's security infrastructure.
"For 6 years, this White House and past Congresses have talked a good game about protecting America, but while they were distracted and consumed with staying the course in Iraq, they failed to heed the lessons of September 11, 2001 -- that we must do more to protect and secure our communities from the real terrorist threat here at home," said the Senate Majority Leader.