Until Oct. 3, the Bush administration had achieved nearly perfect pitch in the war against terror. Along with Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Bush had captured, in word and deed, the magnitude of the life or death struggle we now face against Islamo-fascism.
In a 1993 referendum, New York City voters did what voters have done almost everywhere they have been allowed to vote on the subject: They imposed term limits on elected officials. Giuliani supported term limits for mayor and city council.
When "Ma Bell," and particularly cellular phones, failed to function properly on the day terrorists struck Washington and New York, everybody from the nation's leaders concerned about more attacks to mothers worried about the safety of their children relied on the Internet to communicate.
As God and country become one again, at least two Americans must feel born (yet) again. I'm thinking, of course, about the Rev. Jesse Jackson, whose church is the Whole Wide World, and the Rep. Gary Condit, whose body is anyone's temple.
Despite the outpouring of media patriotism these past two weeks, nobody expected that the long march through the terrorist menace would commence without some journalists sounding disturbing old notes of moral equivalence.
The day after the carnage, California Peace Action warned, "To act with disregard for the lives of those who are not directly responsible for the attacks on the United States lowers us to the same level as those who perpetrated the barbarity of Tuesday's attacks."
Renowned Afghan freedom fighter Abdul Haq is ready to slip through the Pakistan border into Afghanistan to organize insurrection against the Taliban regime. Experts see an excellent chance for success -- unless an attack by the Americans intervenes.