Kerry shifts campaign message to nuclear terrorists

by on June 2nd, 2004

“We have done too little, often too late, and we have even cut back on our efforts or turned away from the greatest threat that we face in this world today — a terrorist armed with nuclear weapons,” he said.

Kerry, the junior senator from Massachusetts, said the issue would be his No. 1 priority as president.

He proposed speeding up programs to secure nuclear material from countries of the former Soviet Union, pledging to appoint a national coordinator carry out that task.

He further proposed stopping the production of new weapons-grade uranium and plutonium, reducing current stocks of nuclear weapons and cutting off Pentagon plans to develop new, low-yield nuclear weapons.

Etalkinghead Staff