Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, March 6, 2002
At least one thing must not be forgetten: we are also paying the price of neglect. We've neglected our military. President Clinton sharply reduced spending to pay for his domestic programs. You can't do that. And we sharply reduced our intelligence gathering capabilities. "Who is the enemy and where is the threat?" The Left shouted after the end of the Cold War, which they never wanted to fight in the first place. Now we know who the enemy is, though we are sometimes having trouble finding him.
War is not pleasant and most of them are not wrapped up in a few weeks without casualties. We had better remember that if we want to win this one. I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.