We Americans harbor a quaint belief that a new president takes charge of a government that eagerly awaits his next command. But that's not how things work at the top, especially where "national security" is concerned.
We are here to call for a strong international agreement to secure both our national and global security. We came to Copenhagen to help America once again establish itself as a country that "leads by example."
Those concerned with the president adopting the language of his predecessor are following the line of oppressive political figures who understood that he who controls the meaning of words also controls the outcome of the debate.