Thursday, December 23, 2004

How Scary?

One of the striking differences between Republicans and Democrats on national security is that we Democrats do not see our enemies as being as enormously scary as do the Republicans. We do recognize that this country has enemies and that they are dangerous but we are a lot more calm about how dangerous they are. To me it seems that Republicans are ridiculously panicky about the degree of danger that we as a country face. The Republicans seem to be sure that this country is constantly on the verge of being overrun or destroyed by these enemies and that they are a huge threat. We democrats tend to see them as dangerous, but well within our current ability to handle. Of course, to the Republicans I apparently seem naive and credulous or indifferent to the (to them obvious) huge threat. Unfortunately, this country hasn't been having much of a debate on which view is correct and why.

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