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Calling the Kettle Black

October 29, 2006

Democrats cannot be trusted to control Congress because they do not know how to win the war in Iraq.

  1. October 29, 2006 8:13 PM

    Theoretically Dems do not know how to win the war in Iraq, but;

    it has already been proven that Repubs do not know how to win the war in Iraq.

  2. October 31, 2006 10:30 AM

    There are so many words in the original sentence with extremely flexible meaning: Democrats, trust, control, because, win, war. I’d say that the statement borders on the totally meaningless. Is there a clearly delineated war? What, for that matter, is “Iraq”? (Who drew the borders? Is it a “nation-state”?) How is “control” of Congress linked, specifically [and causally, in the above statement], with the war in Iraq? (I.e. doesn’t Congress do more than wage war?) Who, exactly, is doing the trusting here? (The paraphrase (nearly a direct quote) was as I’m sure is clear culled from a couple of Bush’s recent speeches, in Indiana and California.)

  3. October 31, 2006 12:19 PM

    I should have known it was a trick question.

    My comment works as a Dem response to such criticism, though. Equally meaningless, ergo equally potentially “true.” Calling the Pot Black, if you will.

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