Sunday, November 05, 2006

Another Logical Fallacy Exposed

Bill Bennett, when asked what would he give Bush the most credit for accomplishing, said, "Uh, keeping us safe for five years." One more time, this is a logical fallacy. Just because there have been no major attacks on U.S. soil does not mean that the president can be credited for it. Considering how ineptly his administration has been running things, I'd say we can credit the fact that we haven't been hit to plain ol' blind shithouse luck, more than the president's efforts. That and the fact that by making us afraid of another terrorist attack and giving up our civil liberties, they have accomplished their goal, and need not launch another attack for a while. Don't credit the president for that; credit the philosphy of using terrorism as a weapon.

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