America's Stand Against Hardships December 7, 2001

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Friday, December 7, 2001

America's Stand Against Hardships December 7, 2001

Sixty years ago today, the United States was attacked without warning by the imperial empire of Japan. It brought America into world war two.


Now we’re faced with another enemy. Without warning, they attacked the United States on 9-11.

Attorney general John Ashcroft testified yesterday before the senate judiciary committee. He defended president bush’s plan to use military tribunals in a limited number of cases. Ashcroft said the nation must not let down its guard against threats that present “a daily chronicle of the hatred of Americans by fanatics.”

Ashcroft said critics of the administration’s arrest and detention policies are uninformed. He said all of those detained have access to attorneys and are being held legally. Ashcroft said he receives daily intelligence reports and that they are chilling.

What upsets congress most – especially democrats – is that they’re not getting advance information and are mostly not consulted. That’s fine with me, given their tendency to leak secrets. I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.