â€œIâ€™m worried that too many people, both in politics and out, donâ€™t appreciate the seriousness of the threat to American security and the evil of the enemy that faces us â€” more evil, or as evil, as Nazism and probably more dangerous than the Soviet Communists we fought during the long Cold War,â€ Mr. Lieberman said.
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Iâ€™m sorry, but this is just a deranged, or at best deeply confused and manic, thing to say. It shows a lack of perspective and reality and responsibility, even in its lack of clarity about what exactly the threat is and how to defeat it. Why does anyone accept that this kind of blather can be considered taking the threat more “seriously”? Itâ€™s not. Itâ€™s hugely unserious in its trivialization of the great moral challenges of the Twentieth Century and itâ€™s bald politicization of the current challenge.