President Bush talked tough yesterday to America’s CEOs during his economic summit at Baylor University, saying:
“In order to build long term security, we will enforce the rules and laws on the books. I say as plainly as I can to CEOs: if you break the law, we will hunt you down, we will arrest you, and we’ll prosecute you.”
As this UPI article points out, that’s the kind of rhetoric he’s used against al Qaida. It seems that the administration believes it can win back America’s confidence in the economy by speaking loudly. But will it carry a big stick? The President now must back up this tough talk with action.