On Wednesday, he toured the Port of Charleston and pushed for better port security, according to the Associated Press:
"The thing we have ignored for five years, port security, has to stop," the Democrat from Delaware said after touring Charleston Harbor and meeting with officials to discuss Operation Seahawk.
Seahawk is a pilot port security project bringing together almost 50 local, state and federal agencies to assess threats that could enter the country through Charleston.
- Biden says Charleston port security operation is national model, WCIV TV
- Biden pushes for enhanced port security, The (Charleston) Post and Courier
The Bush administration is mistaken if it thinks Iraq is now a legitimate democracy, U.S. Sen. Joe Biden told a crowd at the University of South Carolina on Tuesday.Spartanburg Herald Journal:
"Just having elections doesn't make a democracy," Biden said. "It's the second, third, fourth elections."
In case his speech -- in which he called the Bush administration "dangerously incompetent" -- at the Spartanburg County Democratic Party Convention Monday night didn't tip his hand, he left no doubt afterward.
"My intention is to run," said Biden, 63. "There's a long way to go between here and there, but there's a whole lot at stake."