|The entire electoral process has become centered on establishing the candidates' 'toughness,' as if the only 'virtue' a leader must fully possess is unflinching willingness to declare war. Never mind the question of whether, since 1945, war makes sense. No surprise that no presidential candidate questions the current Pentagon budget, which surpasses every record set during the Cold War. That would be political suicide.
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