While it is best to err on the side of caution, still the spectacle of dignitaries and tourists alike fleeing Washington’s great buildings – the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court – was unsettling. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi lost her shoes in the scramble.
Osama bin Laden and his band of thugs did a lot more than kill 3,000 plus people on September 11, 2001. They turned this nation into a jittery pack of nervous nellies, with paranoid delusions fueled by fear mongering politicians who turn tragedy into vote-generating opportunity.
As a wayward Cessna flew deep in restricted airspace, national security officials were on the phone discussing whether to implement the last line of defense: shooting it down.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, facing an audience of conservative well-wishers who reject as politically motivated the ethics questions that have dogged him for months, on Thursday night fired back at Democrats by calling them members of a party with no ideas and “no class.”
President Bush’s nomination of John R. Bolton to be U.N. ambassador has been shaken again by a Republican senator’s surprise opposition to the embattled nominee, and Democrats hope to seize the opportunity and defeat him in the Senate.
Pretending to be cocaine traffickers, undercover FBI agents in Arizona snared 16 current and former law enforcement officers and U.S. soldiers who accepted more than $222,000 in bribes to help move the drugs past checkpoints, the government said Thursday.