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  •  sorry (0+ / 0-)

    you defend iraq war hawk beinart, you've lost the argument.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 12:36:53 PM PDT

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    •  Not really (0+ / 0-)

      First, I am capable of distinguishing the merits of an argument from its messenger.

      Second, Beinart in 2006 apologized for his support of the 2006 invasion, declaring it a "tragic mistake." Admittedly, a little too late but a cut above many pundit proponents who continued to justify the war to the bitter end, folks like Christopher Hitchens (On that point, I disliked much of Hitchen's hawkish foreign policy arguments but endorsed his views on the dangers of all forms of religious fundamentalism).

      See how that works, one can say I agree with you on that stance but disagree with you on this other one.

      So, I suppose one could say that you have lost the argument when falling back on absolutist proclamations that do not consider the substance of the claims in question but......

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