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OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) - John McCain said Friday another attack on the scale of the September 11, 2001, hijackings is "much less likely" now than it was the day after 9/11.
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"America is safer now than it was on 9/11," he said, "But we have a long way to go before we can
declare America safe."
Barack Obama, his Democratic rival for the White House, agreed that the United States is "safer in some ways," but said the country needed to focus more on issues such as nuclear non-proliferation and restoring America's image in the world.