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January 15, 2010 2:04 PM

Commentary: Perfection is the new, unrealistic standard on terrorism

By the standard that is emerging, every president since I was born has failed the country in the fight against terrorism. The new standard seems to be perfection — every terrorist attack foiled and zero American lives lost — and by that President Obama is deemed soft on terrorism and incapable of keeping America safe. The new standard is coming from political opponents of Obama, which is somewhat expected though disheartening, given the seriousness of this issue. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is leading the chorus.

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