We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow. This is an edge America cannot surrender.
When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our shores, one from nature, not humans - an avian flu pandemic.
For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant - Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world - including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents.
We all knew this. We all knew that it would take more time than any of us want to dig ourselves out of this hole created by this economic crisis.