The Real Problem with Passports

Published: Wednesday, 01/31/2007 12:00 am EST

Sean Durkan raises a good point as to the current necessity for passport changes so long after 9/11, but one thing that may not be such a Mickey Mouse idea would be to have passports issued for 10 years rather than the current five ("If Only It Were That Easy," Capital City, Jan. 17). This is more the norm in most other countries. It is very frustrating to have to repeatedly go through all of these bureaucratic procedures after such a short period. Even if the prices of passports were raised, it would be worth the savings in time and aggravations.

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