Thursday, May 05, 2011

Political Courage

Political courage is sending a team of SEALs and CIA agents into a sovereign nation to eliminate a sworn enemy. Political courage is risking the lives of the operatives in a mission with no assurance of success. Political courage is ordering a risky mission whose failure will expose you as a bungling idiot. Political courage is risking ruptured diplomatic relations with said foreign nation to further your national interests.

Throwing the poor, the old and the disabled to the wolves while extending further tax cuts to the rich and the powerful is not political courage.

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