In Brian Cooney's latest liberal diatribe to the editor, he asks us how we as Americans would feel if Timothy McVeigh had avoided capture for six months and former President Clinton had said capturing him didn't mean very much. Well, Mr. Cooney, how soon we forget about the bombing of the USS Cole. In fact the Clinton response to that particular terrorist event told me that it "didn't matter very much" to get al-Qaida.
Mr. Cooney also confuses a terrorist attack by a foreign entity with an act of violence by a citizen that was handled as the police matter that it was. It was handled very well by the FBI, which was overseen by the attorney general, not by President Clinton, who played little if any role at all in the capture of Timothy McVeigh. Clinton's role can hardly be compared to the role President Bush has played as commander in chief in protecting this country from further attacks by these terrorist lunatics.