Thanking Mr. Clarke
This space would be highly remiss not to extend a warm and gracious thank you to Richard Clarke. He has courageously stepped forward to warn us of dangers regarding our leadership, and committed himself to great service on behalf of our security over the past decade or more. Perhaps if the Bush Administration had given him and his views more credence, we would have been able to prioritize risks and strategies more effectively.
Also, his heartfelt apology to the families of those who suffered personal losses on 9/11 was the stuff of real integrity, compassion, and personal responsibility.
The Bush Administration ought to stop trying to destroy Clarke and instead emulate him.