A Cautious Man
November 21, 2003
The Kobayashi Maru
Saavik: "Sir, may I ask you a question?"From Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Kirk: "What's on your mind, Lieutenant?"
Saavik: "The Kobayashi Maru, sir."
Kirk: "Are you asking me if we're playing out that scenario now?"
Saavik: "On the test, sir. Will you tell me what you did? I would really like to know."
Kirk: "I reprogrammed the simulation so it was possible to rescue the ship."
David: "He cheated."
Kirk: "I changed the conditions of the test ..."
Q. Are you saying you want him dead or alive, sir? Can I interpret --President Bush, September 17, 2001. Meanwhile, today in Iraq:
THE PRESIDENT: I just remember, all I'm doing is remembering when I was a kid I remember that they used to put out there in the old west, a wanted poster. It said: "Wanted, Dead or Alive." All I want and America wants him brought to justice. That's what we want.
General Peter Pace, vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at U.S. military headquarters just north of Kabul on Friday that the 11,500-strong U.S.-led force hunting al Qaeda and Taliban militants was not focusing on individuals.
"He (bin Laden) has taken himself out of the picture," Pace told reporters after visiting U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan.
"It is not an individual that is as important as is the ongoing campaign of the coalition against terrorists," he said.