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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:20 PM

5. I think most thoughtful Democrats realize that it is a dilemma

Drones are better that boots on the ground and fewer civilians are killed. On the other hand, it's a shame that any innocents are killed.
I think most thoughtful Democrats realize that al-Qaeda is a threat. I sometimes think some feel they are not. But all it takes is to read what they really believe and to read the news. The latest that really got me was the destruction of the old manuscripts in Timbuktu. They are religious zealots. It's not like THEY don't kill innocent people.* But then our moral dilemma is that we should be better.

It's difficult.

I've often wondered. I wonder if we will find out years from now what Obama knows. What would make him...someone who I feel once was pretty anti-war... into someone who is very aggressive when it comes to "terrorists" ( I hate that word)?

I also feel that cyber-terrorism is real. I trust Richard Clarke and other experts in the field. I don't think liberals should poo-poo the threat.

* Edit to add: just a second after I sent this post, I went to LBN and read this: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014401000

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