Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Noun, A Verb and 9/11, Updated

"A noun, a verb and 9/11". The description of Rudolph Giuliani's rhetoric would require mere tweaking to have application to this no nonsense nine preening and puffing on last night's stage.

When Barack Obama entered office our country was worn down and fed up with counting body bags. His mandate and our priority was to bring the troops home from wars that we no longer had the stomach or will to fight. The futility of our past strategy was evident.

But if you listened to those who spoke loudly and would carry a very big stick,  we must now kill, kill, kill our way out of this conundrum.

Have we no memory, no understanding? The past seemed forgotten in the fog of  war created by the new mantra, "fear, death and ISIS." 

With all due respect to former President Roosevelt, we do have something to fear other than fear itself. A Republican in the White House.

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