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    Barack Obama is, at a minimum, 100x smarter than Ronald Reagan. I doubt we'll have a Marine Corp barracks with unarmed guards.

    I'm on a mission! Testing the new site rules.

    by blue aardvark on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 04:54:08 PM PDT

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    •  Presidents don't command troops, and their (4+ / 0-)

      personal intelligence has absolutely nothing to do with day to day operational security.

      President Obama's intelligence, however, has certainly proven to be an asset in keeping our troops out of such situations in the first place.

      "But the traitors will pretend / that it's gettin' near the end / when it's beginning" P. Ochs

      by JesseCW on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 05:25:36 PM PDT

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    •  But when smart people fuck up (1+ / 0-)
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      they cause much more damage than your average idiot.

      Aside from the old saw about "foolproof" things underestimating the ingenuity of fools, when(not if) something goes wrong it will be far more catastrophic and expensive than the non-idiot proofed version.

      You may think that. I couldn't possibly comment.-- Francis Urqhart

      by Johnny Q on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 05:44:15 PM PDT

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