The Civil War and World War II: The Worst Guides in the War on Terrorism – The Atlantic

President Obama’s defenders keep citing sui generis conflicts to justify his actions in radically different circumstances.

If we sacrifice as much liberty to fight the War on Terrorism as we did to fight the Civil War or World War II, conflicts as close to all consuming as America has ever known, Osama bin Laden will truly have won.

Source: The Civil War and World War II: The Worst Guides in the War on Terrorism – The Atlantic