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Best Defense Is Good Offense

This Kerry charge of short-changing Homeland Defense back here at the expense of Iraq needs to be rebutted not with the money claims, but with the fundamental strategic argument that it is better to get terrorists at the source. The President got to this half way through his rebuttal and nailed it thankfully.

John Hillen, a former assistant secretary of state, is the James C. Wheat Professor in Leadership at Hampden-Sydney College’s Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest, and a member of the NR, Inc. Board of Directors.

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