| ||Republicans only have one trick up their sleeve when it comes to attacking a Democrat with an impressive military record. It's called 'swift boating,' and in 2004, the original swift boaters disgracefully demeaned the war record of Senator John F. Kerry, a genuine war hero and Democratic presidential nominee. In 2012, the GOP faces an even more difficult predicament, running against a president who undeniably played a crucial role in not only ending a war but ending the life of the man behind the 9/11 attacks.
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