Tom Ridge

When President leads, the world will follow

THE PRESENCE of British Prime Minister Tony Blair made clear that President Bush addressed not only Congress and the American people last night, but the world. The leadership he put on display was measured, not impetuous. Because Mr. Bush rose to the responsibility imposed on him, the American people have a clearer idea of what happened last week and what it is they need to do. Mr. Bush himself appeared to have heeded what Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan earlier told the Senate Banking Committee about economic measures: "It's far more important to be right than quick." The president was asking the American people to be "calm and resolute," not...