Thursday, January 13

In defense of Michael Chertoff

The Christian Science Monitor has an excellent defense of the President's nominee to replace Tom Ridge at Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff:
In choosing Judge Michael Chertoff as the new Homeland Security secretary, President Bush sends a signal to Americans that it's important to have someone who will stand "tough on terror." Toughness is Mr. Chertoff's wide reputation: As a US Attorney, he made a name for himself by successfully working to get the bosses of the five largest Mafia families in New York off the streets.

That kind of experience with organized crime should translate well into defending American citizens at home from a organized terrorist networks such as Al Qaeda.
I agree.