Ducking national defense

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By Michael Scotto

If you heard Governor Romney’s acceptance speech last week, you may have noticed that he failed to once mention the war in Afghanistan. In fact, according to the Associated Press, this is the first time in sixty years that a Republican nominee didn’t talk about war during his party’s acceptance speech.

This isn’t just any war. This is a war that has been going since shortly after the September 11th attacks. It is a war that has killed more than 2,000 American soldiers. And it is a war where 88,000 American troops are still fighting. But we did not hear a peep out of Gov. Romney.

Even columnist Bill Kristol thought Romney made a mistake.

Perhaps, Romney’s silence is acknowledgement that his policies are in line with those of President Obama. Whatever the reason, the President will likely not forget to mention Afghanistan, Iraq or his biggest achievement: hunting down and killing Osama bin Laden.

For the first time in recent memory, it’s the Democrats who are driving the conversation on national defense, not the Republicans.

Ducking national defense

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