In Southwest, Kerry Sharpens Attacks on Bush

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Sen. John Kerry shakes hands with supporters after a rally in Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 16, 2004.

Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry shakes hands with supporters after a rally in Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 16, 2004. hide caption

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Sen. John Kerry shakes hands with supporters after a rally in Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 16, 2004.

Sen. John Kerry shakes hands with supporters after a rally in Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 16, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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In a speech in New Mexico, Sen. John Kerry accuses President Bush of ignoring his own intelligence establishment's grim assessment of the situation in Iraq. Kerry's stepped-up attacks on Bush's policies are part of an effort to win over swing voters in closely contested states in the Southwest. Hear NPR's Scott Horsley.

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