Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Perfect Example of the "Change The Subject" tactic

Via Powerline.

Cheney re-states, for clarity, his statement on Al Queda's strategy and what Democrats' "re-deploy" policy would mean in light of it.

Al Qaeda functions on the basis that they think they can break our will. That's their fundamental underlying strategy, that if they can kill enough Americans or cause enough havoc, create enough chaos in Iraq, then we'll quit and go home. And my statement was that if we adopt the Pelosi policy, that then we will validate the strategy of al Qaeda.
How much clearer can you get than that? Where's the "spin"?

So do Democrats argue with his statement? Any of the premises? Well, no. Pelosi complains "how dare you question my patriotism?" And E.J. Dionne starts screaming about "smearing" and Scooter Libby.

When you can't argue with facts, change the subject. Often several times within the same sentence.

Statement: "If we abandon Iraq, we validate Al Queda's strategy"

"Counter" Statement: "But Imperial-Industrio-Bushitler-Halliburton-Cheney-ScooterGate! Dissent is Patriotic!"

update: Morgan observes the change the subject strategy in the Al Gore camp.

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