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Kerry Will Scrap Color-Coded Terror Alerts from

Saying Americans "laugh at it," Sen. John Kerry told Rolling Stone that he would eliminate the color-coded terror alert system if he is elected president.

"I'm going to find some more thoughtful way of alerting America. If we have to alert America, I think the most important thing to do is alert law enforcement more effectively across the country. Law enforcement doesn't have even a single, unified watch list yet. They still have separate watch lists, with different names and different people. This is the single, simplest, most important thing the Department of Homeland Security was supposed to do, and they haven't done it."

Joke of the Day
Q. What's the difference between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?

A. George W. Bush had a plan to get out of the Vietnam War.


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