The devastation in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama brought unbelievable images into American homes every night. The losses of life and property were simply staggering. And on top of all that, the sight of evacuees choosing between being rescued or remaining with their pets, perhaps even having to leave behind the trained and faithful helping animals that some people with disabilities rely on every day, was just heartbreaking.
They have an impact in the sense that those who'd like to assume that 9/11 was a unique episode will now have to recognize that this is an ongoing project, ... We are a long ways from taking care of the problem and it will flare up in different places, in different forms and we'll have to use all the means at our disposal -- including preemption.
I am very pleased that these tapes were found and are being shown, ... Almost a year after the horror of New York, we must be reminded regularly that the terrorists are still around, getting ready with all the power at their command to train new cadres to perpetrate the most horrendous crimes- from suicide bombings to the use of chemical or bio weapons.