Former Local Congressman Speaks Out About Homeland Security

by Jessica Cervantez

Ceremonies were held throughout the nation remembering the September 11th attacks. Former Congressman Jim Turner was very much in the forefront when it came to homeland security. He served on several committees.

Turner said, "We're certainly safer then we were, before 9-11 of 2001, but we still have a long way to go. Frankly, I think we have got to be much smarter about how we engage the Islamic fundamentalists.  I think we have got to be much more aggressive with regard to using our special forces to go after Bin Laden and the other groups."

Turner now works for a law firm in Washington D.C. where he concentrates on governmental affairs and public policy.