that same thought occured to me on my way home last night. I'm not sure I share your faith in the administration, but I agree that outraged, knee-jerk bluster is *exactly* what the country needed to hear from it's leader at that time. Lets hope more thought is happenning behind the scenes. I'm curious now about this "new kind of war" .. what does that mean ? Sam Scott Dexter wrote: > Think for a second about the psychology (and politics) behind making > such a stand. It's required. Any delay in making such assertions would > be seen as weakness. I'm sure the Bush administration will act in an > orderly, surgical manner to deal with this crisis.