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President Obama will go out with a war cry
President Obama will go out with a war cry

Anyone who wondered how Barack Obama was going to spend the last two years of his presidency got an answer last week: He'll be fighting a war. When the president talks about his new offensive against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State, he sounds as warlike as George W. Bush ever did. “There can be no reasoning, no negotiation, with this brand of evil,” Obama said. “The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force. So the United States of America will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death.” If this sounds like a departure for the president, it's not really. He may be using stronger...

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