July 13, 2004
A game continues to be played in Washington that puts more American lives at risk.
We still don't behave as if we are at war.
Politicians are more interested in gaining or maintaining power play games instead of doing all that is required to demoralize and defeat the enemy.
The Senate intelligence committee accuses the CIA of bungling information in the run-up to the war with Iraq, but where was congressional oversight and how much is congress to blame for putting so many restrictions on intelligence gathering over the years?
Then there is immigration.
The government says the terrorists are among us. How did they get in and what are we doing to keep more of them from coming?
We are more concerned about our image as a welcoming nation than we are in keeping out the killers and protecting those already here who love this country.
I wonder how much and how fast any of this will change if the prophesies of another attack come true?
It all depends on what the public thinks and demands.
It's way past time to stop talking gibberish and start acting like a nation under attack.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.