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How much courage does it take to do ______?
How much courage did it take for President Obama to actually commit to the kill/capture of OBL?
How much courage does it take for someone to put an opinion out there?
How much courage does it take for you to post an "original" blog post?
Does it take courage to do any of the above?
Wikipedia's definition of courage: "Courage, also known as bravery, fortitude, will, and intrepidity, is the ability to confront fear, pain, risk/danger, uncertainty, or intimidation."
Dictionary.com: "the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery."
I would dare so there is no arguing that the folks that went in literally after OBL showed courage. However, there is a slight level of hyperbole applying "courage" to certain decisions.
I suppose it's always a matter of degree, just wish people would take it easy on the hyperbole.
PS- can you name where the title of the blog post is from?