Republicans, by encouraging hysteria over the terrorist threat, are making the threat of terrorism that much more salient. In the coming weeks, it will be worth remembering Al-Qaeda's formula: small acts for big effect.
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.
Climate security, energy security, food security and water security are now all inextricably linked. There is no long term and stable security outcome that is viable unless all four challenges are met.