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Entry from December 8, 2015

Everybody noticed the conspicuous presence of one word in President Obama’s address to the nation on  Sunday — in fact, it was almost the only thing about it that was worth noticing. But besides that word, "terrorism," there was another word that you have rarely heard the President utter, at least in the context of foreign wars: "victory." Even more remarkable was the fact that he used it not to describe the hopeful result of what he was proposing to do against the Islamic State but about what he was doing already: "The strategy that we are using now," he said, " — air strikes, special forces, and working with local forces who are fighting to regain control of their own country — that is how we’ll achieve a more sustainable victory, and it won't require us sending a new generation of Americans overseas to fight and die for another decade on foreign soil." Full Entry


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