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Apr 14, 2004 10:51 am

Shut Up and Obey

[cross-posted at Austro-Athenian Empire]

During last night's press conference, when asked about the similarities between the Iraq and Vietnam quagmires, our Commander-in-Chief replied:"I think that analogy is false. I also happen to think that analogy sends the wrong message to our troops and sends the wrong message to the enemy."

The point of this answer was obviously not to give grounds for thinking the analogy false (something he made no serious attempt to do), but rather to suggest that invoking such an analogy is disloyal.

Of course, Bush has never shown any grasp of the distinction between grounded belief and motivated belief.

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