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Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:16 AM

"Osama bin Laden will never walk on this earth again" is the rhetoric we want to represent us? [View all]

That was a phrase just used by President Obama and trumpeted by a DU'er here in another thread as a shining example of why we should be excited for the upcoming election.

Hooray for the fact that the Democrats never have to suffer the political liability of being attacked for being weak on national security.

But come on now, can't you even admit one little teenie bit that we had to sell a part of our souls for that?

Do you not see that we have swallowed, adopted and owned the very notions of what defines ourselves as being "strong on security" directly from the Republicans.

Can you not see how this represents a loss of identity, a failure of moral courage even as it is a "political home run"?

Yes, OBL was bad. Quadaffi was bad. Alkawi and all the other minor "Al Quaeda operatives bad, bad bad.

But who ARE we now? What is the long term price if we had to become them to "take away their issues"?

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