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Iraq 2004

The number one lesson we should have learned, but our leadership clearly does not yet appreciate: security is a stronger human need than liberty. Self-determination is about freedom from fear, and chaos and uncertainty is even more frightening than a tyrannical, but predictable authoritarian regime.

Ironically, the subtleties of this seem to be reflected not in our foreign policy, but only in political campaign strategies.