[oclug] "A Fine Job" (take 2)
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Thu Aug 24 09:23:40 EDT 2006
On Thu, 24 Aug 2006 02:43:53 -0400
Adrian Irving-Beer <wisq-oclug at wisq.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 05:57:51PM -0400, Brad Barnett wrote:
> > Again, Saddam is not entirely innocent. However, according to the
> > numbers of people he supposedly killed, SOME of them MUST be guilty
> > of something! However, apparently every single one of them was
> > innocent.
> > On that premise alone, we are being fed a lie.
> I take issue with this particular assertion. We are told things like
> "Saddam killed <amount> of innocent civilians", not "all the civilians
> Saddam killed were innocent".
> While I otherwise agree with some of what you said, I don't think this
> point stands. Plus some people seem to consider it inflammatory. ;)
It is not meant as inflammatory, and is simple logic. On that bases, I
don't give one whit as to whether or not people are inflamed by it.
Anyhow, in the context of all media reports, White House press releases
and media conferences, we are *indeed contextually* told that everyone
Saddam killed is innocent.
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