"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."
January 16, 2007
Fred points out some problems in the President's logic: