'We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but [where] they're a nuisance.''
In that sobriety, one finds out that there are things to take care of that have gone neglected during the binge. In our national sobriety, we find out that things aren’t what they seemed to be when were under the influence of a great many illusions: that we were safe from terrorists (at least on the home front), that France and Germany were two of our most trustworthy allies and that those same two countries were grateful to us for our role in WWII and for protecting them from the designs of the late Soviet Union. [SNIP]
In my opinion, Senator John Kerry would have this nation go back to the days when—drunk on our delusions--we thought that all of the above were true.Nothing like the nuisance of getting blown up occasionally. Thank you, Senator, for giving us a better idea of who you are.
(Thanks to Wretchard)