It's National Security, Stupid

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Feb. 29 2008 12:54 PM

It's National Security, Stupid

On a conference call chock-full of logical fallacies and non sequiturs, Howard Wolfson responds to Barack Obama's claim that Hillary's new "3 a.m." ad constitutes "fear-mongering":

I think it’s an insult to voters to say that a discussion about national security is fear-mongering. ...National security is an essential part of what the president does. ... It absolutely undersells the intelligence of the American people.

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The real insult to people's intelligence is to equate the ad—what with its ominous narrator, shots of innocent children snuggling in their beds, and sounds of a ringing phone—with "a discussion about national security."

Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.

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