Presidential challenger John Kerry has criticized President Bush's speeches on terror, accusing the Republican incumbent of scaring voters.
In campaign appearances in two western states today (Saturday), Mr. Kerry also slammed his Republican opponent's military policies, saying he botched the capture of Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in 2001.
Mr. Bush, in four campaign appearances across Florida, continued his assault on Mr. Kerry's national security credentials. He said his Democratic opponent was dangerously weak on terrorism, and has continually changed his mind on the validity of the war in Iraq.
Officials say national security is one of the key concerns of voters in the November election.