Without much help from the federal government, local officials say they will be left with no choice but to drain city budgets as they prepare for the threat of terrorist attacks.
"The big frustration is that we're fighting a war in the Middle East and a war in our cities, trying to defend ourselves against terrorism, and the cities are not getting financial support to do their share of it," Fort Worth Mayor Kenneth Barr said.
Barr's comments came as the White House announced Wednesday that it would ask Congress for an emergency spending package for domestic counterterrorism programs.
This entry was published 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0.