January 16, 2007

Bush defends the war how?

Fred points out some problems in the President's logic:
"Yesterday, Digby caught President Bush repeating one of the dumber and more dishonest White House talking points:

"President Bush on Saturday challenged lawmakers skeptical of his new Iraq plan to propose their own strategy for stopping the violence in Baghdad.

'To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible,' Bush said."

That bit. The claim isn't logical -- sometimes the most responsible act is to oppose everything. As in the first rule of holes. Or the beginning of the Hippocratic Oath. ('Stop digging,' and 'Do no harm,' respectively. Though in this case it's more like, 'Stop doing harm.')

But the president's claim is also factually wrong. And it's disingenuous, because he knows it's factually wrong. He's stating something that he knows is not true. That's -- what do you call it? Oh, right. Lying."


P.M. Prescott said...

Can anyone in the neighborhood spell B A K E R R E P O R T!!!

Streak said...

yeah, that is a great point. Not only is it flawed logic to suggest that those who oppose have to have a coherent reason why their plan is better, but he is just lying when he says that dissenters have not put forward any other options.