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Parker: Waging war outside the box
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WASHINGTON -- Americans looking for a Snuggy Bear and a blankey to ease their anxieties about the Islamic State will have to become more comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty. From President Obama’s recent terror speech in the Oval Office to Donald Trump’s terrifying, race-baiting, religion-testing rebuke in South Carolina, there is little to console those seeking either instant gratification from Obama or sanity from the leading Republican presidential candidate. While Trump speaks to fear with anti-Muslim rhetoric which builds a wall around our national essence, the president attempts to soothe with reason and inspirational rhetoric more befitting a nation which hasn’t just suffered a horrific terrorist slaughter.