Comments for: GOP’s murky rhetoric on national defense

Posted Feb. 08, 2012, at 1:29 p.m.

Through 11 presidential elections, beginning with the Democrats’ nomination of George McGovern in 1972, Republicans have enjoyed a presumption of superiority regarding national security. This year, however, events and their rhetoric are dissipating their advantage. Hours — not months, not weeks, but hours — after the last U.S. troops left …

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