Iranians sieze American Hostages -- Carter cowers in fear -- terrorists say, okay this works.
200+ American Marines killed in Beruit... Ronnie pulls them out as fast as the landing crafts can get there --- terrorists say, okay this works.
Dead Americans in Somolia -- Clinton pulls them out ASAP -- terrorists say, okay this works.
First world trade Center
The list goes on and on and on with no effectives response --- terrorists say, okay this works.
Now we have a Prez (with numerous faults) but at least he has some stones.... Post 9/11 Americans, for the most part, have grown some as well. And say NO MORE.
Results? Look at the past week's news Headlines
Afghan constitution Adopted
Democracy soon to follow in Iraq
Iranians dealing with UN Inspectors
Libya abandons weapons programs
NK offers to give up nuclear program
Mushareff bravely ignores muslim extremists to pursue peace
Saudis cracking down internally
Egyptian / Iran talks may lead to extradition or Al Queada members
Uh ... and no terror attacks over the holidays (and apparently, some thwarted)
So WMD? Is there a chance GW went off a little half cocked? Good deal. When we were politically correct as you suggest... we were far worse off. I kinda like the terrorists and their supporting countries more than a little concerned about our response...