Wednesday, May 4


Then (President Bush's Address to a Joint Session of Congress, September 20, 2001):

We will direct every resource at our command -- every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war -- to the disruption and to the defeat of the global terror network.

Now ("Christian Science Monitor" article, published May 4, 2005):

The capture of Abu Farraj al-Libbi, Al Qaeda's new No. 3 leader, in a remote region of Pakistan is a major step forward in the fight against terrorism, according to government officials and terror experts.

"Abu Farraj [al-Libbi] was considered to be amongst the planners of Al Qaeda," adds Mr. Sherpao, the Pakistani official. "It is a big blow to the Al Qaeda network and will further create dents after acquiring information from him."
Congratulations, Mr. President. Justice is being served.

POSTSCRIPT: How about dealing firmly and aggressively with our porous borders and illegal immigration problems with comparable dedication, Mr. President!