Serious times. This photo of Dick Armey, with yours truly in the background, was taken in October 2002, announcing his difficult decision to support the War in Iraq. Leadership is hard and history unforgiving. For me, On 9/01, I was thinking of moving on from the Congress. But on September 11th, after having stood in the window that morning in the Capitol, watching smoke rise from the Pentagon, and ultimately, evacuating, I knew there was no way I was leaving. There are a lot of arguments about what we did. But we were a united nation then in support of those that died to save us and still protect us. God Bless the patriots and this beautiful Patriot Day.