But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence gathering process is seriously flawed, we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept. 11.
Unquestionably, the world is better off without Saddam.
Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation.
But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts designed to achieve greater diversity are, in the end, not race neutral.
Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system.
Unless action is taken soon - unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period - we will lose the treasure of California's open space and environmental beauty.