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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 04:35 PM

58. See, that's the businessman for you. That's the CEO talking.

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romney says it's not worth moving heaven and earth just to get one man. Everything with him is a cost-benefit analysis. If you're in the business world, you're all in with the bean counters. For you, that's it. That's all it is. That's all there is. That's another reason why you DON'T run government like a business.

If we'd have worried solely about the cost, we'd never have gone to the moon. If we'd worried about the cost, we'd never have interconnected the highway system from coast-to-coast. It would have been this limited, parochial, one-dimensional thinking that reduces everything down to "can I make any money off it?" Or "is there any money in it?" Some things need to be done not JUST for money. Like the interstate highway system. Like NASA. Like the Hoover Dam. Like the Panama Canal. Like any entity that pushes us farther and higher as a people. That provides for the over-arching good. And yeah, it always can get around to "can I make any money off it?" because there are many ways one can generate profits. Any company that moves goods on the interstate highway system, or uses tools and straps and securing components like velcro will benefit financially from these over-arching projects launched and enabled by a public entity that isn't in it just for profit. Okay, if you want to go there, that's what national defense is all about. With the exception of a few private-industry pirates on the contractor front, that's a public enterprise - that government takes charge of and is responsible for.

Removing bin Laden removed more than just one man. He wasn't just some guy. This was the leader, either past or still at that time. He wasn't just a leader, he was a symbol! He'd been shrewd enough to size up the American psyche and had an idea of what he might be able to provoke among American public with an attack like 9/11. He obviously understood what makes people tick. Maybe he was a student of psychology or he just had instincts. He sure sussed us out. And he had the admiration of all those who hate "the Great Satan." He struck and drew blood as none of them have had the nerve to do. Taking him out was a decapitation strike. It destabilized the enemy like no other injury, especially as they clearly had become complacent. After all, this guy evaded capture for how many years? He'd outlasted the big bad blustering bush/cheney machine forcryingoutloud. He was surely invincible. What a body blow to the al Qaeda body politic when that towering, near mythical figure at the top of their zigurrat, that had done something to drive the "Great Satan" completely out of its collective gourd like no other had, was abruptly and decisively taken out. Executed like some common street thug. What a come-down! That kind of strike delivers a lethal blow to the morale of the enemy and really throws them off their game. To take out a leader of THAT stature, that golden, that legendary (even while some had begun to see him as irrelevant and obsolete, even a joke), was a staggering blow. I read, regrettably I forget where, that Barack Obama literally has been the deadliest US President EVER - to al Qaeda and other operatives. Sure sounds like it to me.

There are some things it's undeniably good to have a federal government for. Especially with someone in charge who represents those who believe government is necessary and beneficial, even essential, for various things, rather than the guy who comes from the camp of those who hate government and see little need for it.

The business mindset, the CEO mentality, has NO BUSINESS in the Oval Office, except as a passing visitor.

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