Chertoff Speaks At Westminster College

1 decade 7 months 1 week ago Thursday, October 18 2007 Oct 18, 2007 Thursday, October 18, 2007 5:27:37 AM CDT October 18, 2007 in News
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FULTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff warns that what he calls "weary complacency" could dull America's resolve in the war on terror. Chertoff spoke yesterday at Westminster College. He invoked the legacy of former President Ronald Reagan and British prime ministers Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher. Those three prominent world leaders also spoke at the small private college. Chertoff told a crowd of several hundred students, professors and politicians that those leaders also faced criticism from "elite intellectuals" before history vindicated them. His appearance drew a peaceful protest outside the auditorium by about two dozen students and professors who want the government to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

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