Ashcroft Taking Terror Case to Senate

While his proposals for anti-terrorism legislation wouldn't necessarily have prevented the Sept. 11 attacks, the nation needs better laws than it has for a safer future, says Attorney General John Ashcroft.

``The mere fact that we can't do everything shouldn't keep us from doing what we can do,'' he says.

Ashcroft, testifying Monday before the House Judiciary Committee, told lawmakers that the Justice Department needs the new anti-terrorism legislation quickly.