24 Mar 2004 Response to Madeleine Albright
From today’s Washington Post on the “critical event” that gave America the backbone to fight terrorism:
“…the critical event was not simply Sept. 11, 2001, which changed the public’s perceptions, but also the 2000 election, which changed the commander in chief. President Bush came into office convinced that the casualty phobia of his predecessor had made America a tempting target, a paper tiger. When terrorists struck the twin towers and the Pentagon, Bush interpreted it as proof that America looked weak.”
I recommend the entire piece as an excellent response to former secretary of state Madeleine Albright’s testimony yesterday.