Issue Position: The War on Terror
I believe the war on terror is this generation's great struggle. Like communism and fascism before, global terrorism threatens our people, our interests and our way of life. The first step to combating terror is to remain aggressive in seeking out and eliminating terrorist networks. If we do not hunt and root out terrorists when they plot and plan overseas, then we will surely be forced to fight them here in our own country. Second, we must give our national security community the necessary tools to protect America. When Osama bin Laden makes phone calls to his operatives in this country, I believe we should be listening in. And last, all citizens must remain alert and aware. Often our first and last line of security is the vigilance of the American people.