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It quite obviously doesn't.  Unfortunately NATIONAL SECURITY has little to do with national security.  While we calculate national security in terms of real assets, real threats and alliances, NATIONAL SECURITY is calculated in terms of the degree to which blind passion is aroused in the "minds" of the masses.  There is a threat to the troop!  All young males go running off towards the perceived threat vocalizing loudly. WHOO, WHOO WHOO!  The senior males hope to use this response to their advantage.  They usually succeed.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Aug 17th, 2008 at 12:11:55 PM EST
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