My old daddy used to say, "Kill the closest snake first".
PBS Online NewsHour, August 18, 2003. 
I don't take sides for or against Hezbollah, or for or against Israel.John Dingell
Let me remind you this has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you're going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.John Dingell