Obama: Debate About National Security? Bring It.

Sen. Barack Obama (will he? won’t he?), in a speech yesterday at Georgetown University sponsored by MoveOn.org, outlined his vision for reducing US dependence on oil (by way of ethanol and subsidies for hybrid cars), saying the energy issue shouldn’t be put on the back burner (so to speak!).

Obama also called the (mystifying) notion that President Bush “has been perfect in fighting terrorism” an illusion and said Dems should tackle Republicans on the issue. “On the terrorism front, I’m happy to have that debate.”

That’s the spirit.