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Compare the Candidates
on Security & Terrorism
Candidates' Positions and Views
for: U.S. Senate, Colorado
November 2004 General Election
Candidates positions and views on other Issues where information is available:
The report below lists the candidate responses to Security & Terrorism issue questions. The responses were provided by Wayne Allard, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell, Pete Coors, Victor Good, Finn Gotaas, John R. "Rob" Harris, Richard Randall and Ken Salazar or were obtained from their websites. The candidates select the issues and questions for which they want to provide a response. The first link is a report of all the issues and questions made available to the candidates. Many issues and questions had no responses - links are only provided where we have information. If there are many candidates for this office, you may have to scroll down to compare all responses.
Security & Terrorism Wayne Allard - R



Ben Nighthorse Campbell - R



Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell - C



Homeland Security, a General Statement

Following the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 Congress created the Department of Homeland Security to respond to the rising threat of terrorism on our soil. The Department of Homeland Security and efforts by our military to root out the sources of terrorism around the globe will serve to make both America and world a safer place. As a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security I am committed to securing our borders, enhancing transportation security, and crafting practical partnerships between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. I am also interested in promoting homeland security by increasing our capacity to deal with infectious diseases and bioterrorism.

We must continue to take proper steps to defend our homeland and ensure that American citizens remain safe. We can only do this with a strong and effective defense. Iraq must remain a top priority and winning in Iraq is a huge component of winning the war on terror. We must allocate the necessary resources and tools for our troops on the ground, as they continue to sacrifice themselves for the defense of the United States.

Source: allard.senate.gov/
public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue
(04/21/2008)

   
Making Our Homeland More Secure

Following the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 Congress created the Department of Homeland Security to respond to the rising threat of terrorism on our soil. The Department of Homeland Security and efforts by our military to root out the sources of terrorism around the globe will serve to make both America and world a safer place. As a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security I am committed to securing our borders, enhancing transportation security, and crafting practical partnerships between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. I am also interested in promoting homeland security by increasing our capacity to deal with infectious diseases and bioterrorism.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

   
Bioterrorism

I am particularly interested in promoting homeland security by increasing our capacity to deal with infectious diseases and bioterrorism. Veterinarians have a special expertise in preventing and controlling diseases such as anthrax, West Nile Virus, and bird flu. Yet, there is a critical shortage of veterinarians working in public health practice, and the nation's veterinary medical colleges do not have the capacity to meet the need. I believe that we should assist them in expanding their training programs for public health professionals.

Source: allard.senate.gov/
public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue
(04/21/2008)

   
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Following the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 Congress created the Department of Homeland Security to respond to the rising threat of terrorism on our soil. The Department of Homeland Security and efforts by our military to root out the sources of terrorism around the globe will serve to make both America and world a safer place. As a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security I am committed to securing our borders, enhancing transportation security, and crafting practical partnerships between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

   
Domestic Intelligence Agencies

I am committed to crafting practical partnerships between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

   
War on Terror, a General Statement

Since September 11th, 2001, our enemies have tested our love for freedom by declaring a war on our ideals and way of life. The outcome of the Global War on Terror against ruthless criminals will determine our will and commitment to the true ideals of freedom. I am grateful to our men and women in uniform and committed to provide necessary resources required to prevail over those wishing us harm.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

   
War on Terrorism Policies

Since September 11th, 2001, our enemies have tested our love for freedom by declaring a war on our ideals and way of life. The outcome of the Global War on Terror against ruthless criminals will determine our will and commitment to the true ideals of freedom. I am grateful to our men and women in uniform and committed to provide necessary resources required to prevail over those wishing us harm.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

   
These are available issue topics for which there were no responses.
NSA's Spying
Iraq War's Impact on National Security
Al-Qaeda
USA Patriot Act
National Security Agency (NSA) Examinining Domestic Phone Records
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Radical Fundamentalism
Weapons of Mass Destruction
National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Defense
Intelligence
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
Color-Coded Warning System
Local First Responders
Air Security
Port Security
Rail Security
Hazardous Materials Security
Cybersecurity
Spent Nuclear Fuel
Drinking Water Security
Evacuation Preparedness
National Intelligence Estimate Assessment
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
Terrorist Prisoner Rights Under Geneva Conventions
Torture of Terrorists
Waterboarding
Trials of Terrorist and Combantant Detainees
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Enemy Combatants
Security & Terrorism Pete Coors - R



Website

Victor Good - REF



Website

Finn Gotaas - U



Making Our Homeland More Secure

The number one job of our federal government as outlined in the Constitution is protecting our homeland and keeping us safe from enemies. Today, our nation confronts enemies like we have never seen. Those enemies seek to destroy all we, and those who cherish freedom hold dear.

We're blessed by the brave men and women who wear our nation's uniform and safeguard our freedom. I believe we must give our military the resources they need so they can continue to be the best fighting force in the world.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

 

Instead of using our national resources to fight so called 'wars of liberation' , because the Iraq conflict was neither justified nor imminently necessary; once our needs are met at home we should use our resources to perform worldwide acts of kindness, i.e. clean drinking water for everyone, win their hearts and then their minds and earn everyone's' respect, instead of making enemies.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

These are available issue topics for which there were no responses.
Homeland Security, a General Statement
NSA's Spying
Iraq War's Impact on National Security
Al-Qaeda
USA Patriot Act
National Security Agency (NSA) Examinining Domestic Phone Records
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Radical Fundamentalism
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Bioterrorism
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Defense
Intelligence
Domestic Intelligence Agencies
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
Color-Coded Warning System
Local First Responders
Air Security
Port Security
Rail Security
Hazardous Materials Security
Cybersecurity
Spent Nuclear Fuel
Drinking Water Security
Evacuation Preparedness
War on Terror, a General Statement
War on Terrorism Policies
National Intelligence Estimate Assessment
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
Terrorist Prisoner Rights Under Geneva Conventions
Torture of Terrorists
Waterboarding
Trials of Terrorist and Combantant Detainees
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Enemy Combatants
Security & Terrorism John R. "Rob" Harris - I



Website

Richard Randall - L



Website

Ken Salazar - D



Website

Homeland Security, a General Statement    

The highest duty of any government is the protection and safety of its people. As Colorado's Attorney General, I am keenly aware of this solemn obligation. The security of our country and our citizens, at home and around the globe, is one of the most significant challenges for America. Unfortunately, although Washington talks about the war on terror, our homeland is not more secure.

Until recently, our enemies were hostile states, with governments that, however misguided, were nonetheless keen on their own self-preservation and ultimately hoped to avoid war with the United States. Today, however, our enemies include a constantly changing array of terrorists, weapons proliferators, organized crime affiliates, and shadowy individuals and organizations. Longstanding religious, ethnic, cultural or tribal conflicts and grudges form the basis for some of their hateful motivation. In the 21st century, our enemies are diverse, dynamic, unpredictable, and constantly evolving. Although there is no military power that can challenge America today or in the foreseeable future, these new enemies pose new challenges. They embrace conflict and do not care about self-preservation. Their goal is not to defeat our armed forces, but to defeat our spirit.

The extermination of international terrorism is our highest national priority. We need to re-gather our friends and allies to this essential international goal, a goal we all share.

We must also commit ourselves to fight terror without sacrificing the very freedoms we are fighting to protect. Many terrorists see our way of life and our personal freedoms as a direct challenge: We are democratic, they are autocratic; we value diversity, they demand religious, cultural or political uniformity; we look forward to a future of peace, they look back to a past of violence. If we sacrifice our freedoms and values in the name of war on terror, then we give the terrorists their first victory. By protecting the rights and liberties that [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Making Our Homeland More Secure    

The highest duty of any government is the protection and safety of its people. As Colorado's Attorney General, I am keenly aware of this solemn obligation. The security of our country and our citizens, at home and around the globe, is one of the most significant challenges for America. Unfortunately, although Washington talks about the war on terror, our homeland is not more secure.

None of what we must do to meet the challenges of national defense and homeland security is easy or inexpensive. But failure to act aggressively and wisely will cost more in the long run, both in terms of human lives, and the impact on our economy, security, and freedom.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission  

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

The bipartisan September 11 Commission's report and recommendations to improve our intelligence services cannot be ignored. I believe that business as usual is not acceptable and the commission's report simply cannot be put on a shelf to gather dust, as was done with the Hart-Rudman Commission pre-9/11 terrorism report.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Domestic Intelligence Agencies    

Our intelligence agencies must be shaken up. As the events of the last several years show, we simply must improve intelligence gathering and coordination, so that future attacks on America can be prevented and decisions to send our armed forces on foreign missions are based on more accurate information. Finger-pointing is divisive and unproductive, but denial is even more dangerous. We now know that there were intelligence failures leading up to 9/11. We now know that the claims made to Congress, the American public, and to the world about the imminent threat posed by the Iraqi regime on which the decision to go to war was ostensibly made, were based upon flawed intelligence estimates. We must do better.

We must prioritize the dissemination of intelligence from all sources. Nearly three years after 9/11, the federal government still maintains a host of separate Terrorist Watch Lists, and the sharing of information with state and local law enforcement agencies remains disturbingly uneven.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Local First Responders    

Local law enforcement, fire departments and emergency health care providers will be the first responders in the event of terrorist attack. First responders must be able to distinguish between conventional, radiological, chemical and biological attacks and to provide the appropriate response. These critical tasks require proper training and equipment. Nearly three years after September 11, our first responders are still awaiting adequate training and equipment. As Colorado's chief law enforcement officer and chairman of the Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, Ken Salazar has worked with first responders all across our state on training and preparedness. He understands the reality of the demands made upon them and the lack of funding that hampers their departments. Playing shell games with federal funding by moving dollars from an existing program to a new program labeled "homeland defense" does not increase the net dollars available to these agencies. Ken Salazar will fight to increase support for our first responders.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

War on Terrorism Policies  

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

See above.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)  

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

 
These are available issue topics for which there were no responses.
NSA's Spying
Iraq War's Impact on National Security
Al-Qaeda
USA Patriot Act
National Security Agency (NSA) Examinining Domestic Phone Records
Radical Fundamentalism
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Bioterrorism
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Defense
Intelligence
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
Color-Coded Warning System
Air Security
Port Security
Rail Security
Hazardous Materials Security
Cybersecurity
Spent Nuclear Fuel
Drinking Water Security
Evacuation Preparedness
War on Terror, a General Statement
National Intelligence Estimate Assessment
Terrorist Prisoner Rights Under Geneva Conventions
Torture of Terrorists
Waterboarding
Trials of Terrorist and Combantant Detainees
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Enemy Combatants
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