President Bush told the audience at the National Prayer Breakfast that the heroes of Sept. 11 "were not confused about the difference between right and wrong. They knew the difference." Regrettably, however, others are confused.
-->"(O)ur international problems are utterly intractable, and the sooner we recognize this, the better. ... We should figure out clever ways to declare victory at the first decent opportunity and remove our troops (from Afghanistan)."
The line from "Julius Caesar" came to mind as I watched the president, triumphant in the Afghan war, thunderously threaten three nations with war, should they seek to acquire weapons the United States has had in its arsenal for more than half a century.
That was a heady series from the administration, President Bush on Day 1 to the Congress, Secretary Rumsfeld on Day 2 to the National Defense University, and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on Day 3 to the Conservative Political Action Conference.