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Submitted by DrRJP (United States), Jun 10, 2008 at 22:39

When Russia exploded their first atomic bomb in 1949, i was only two years old. When America went to war against Communists in North Korea, I was three. However, by the time I was ten years old, Sputnik I had been launched, Russia had the H-bomb, and the nightmare of a hostile Russia annihillating the US with nuclear-armed ICBM's became a chilling reality.

As a high school freshman during the Cuban missle crisis of 1962. I remember vividly how everyone in my school were quite literally petrified with fear as we listened to the coming showdown with Russia on the high seas. Never has our country come closer to Armageddon than on that day. The way that we coped with that fear was to make light of it, as aptly depicted in "Dr. Strangelove," and the catch-phrase, "One nuclear bomb can ruin your entire day."

Fast-forward forty years and the thought of a terrorist armed with a nuke is even more terrifying and realistic in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the realisation that "Mutually Assured Destruction" does not deter jihadists.

Yet, today we have a candidate for President who wants us to forget about 9/11, to "put it behind us," and who thinks that his same, silver-tongued rhetoric can sway terrorists as easily as he sway voters. We have enemies whose sole purpose for living is to die while destroying America. It is the height of hubris and chutzpah to think that the most pernicious and persistent enemy in human history can be won over with dialogue and dollars.

The upcoming elelction is no longer about choosing a known leader but preventing a known liability from becoming the instrument of our destruction. It is not a choice between the lesser of two evils but the choice between someone who will resist evil and someone who will capitulate to it.

Imagine what would have happened to Europe and the rest of the Free World during WWII if Chamberlin, and not Churchill, had been the Prime Minister of England, and if Landon, and not Roosevelt, had been our President.

You may jilted by John McClain. You may even hold out hope for a 3rd party candidate to save the day. But, if you do not do all you can to prevent Barack Hussein Obama from taking this election, then you have not done all you can to save our country from obliteration.

It is that simple.

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