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Making a point when you quote out of context

Back in the days of my Bible debating, we were taught that anyone can make an argument out of taking a passage of scripture out of context. Put enough of them at random and you can prove anything.

Right Wing News has an interesting take on what is going on with the "Moonbat Mania" over the "Downing Street Memos"

An excerpt from Rightwing News's post:

"For those of you unfamiliar with the DSM, it's a run-of-the-mill British memo from 2002 that basically says the Brits thought America was going to go to war with Iraq and that the Bush administration was working to compile the intelligence information they had to make their case. Here's the part of the DSM that the loony left has primarily focused upon:

"C reported on his recent talks in Washington. There was a perceptible shift in attitude. Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."

So basically, we have a third hand account of what the perception was in Washington and the word "fixed," which the lefty kooks have seized upon to mean that evidence of WMD's was being forged, instead of what it obviously means, that Washington was trying to justify it's policy.

As a matter of fact, if you want proof that the Brits and Americans believed Saddam had WMD, you need look no further than -- the DSM. Check out this paragraph:

"For instance, what were the consequences, if Saddam used WMD on day one, or if Baghdad did not collapse and urban warfighting began? You said that Saddam could also use his WMD on Kuwait. Or on Israel, added the Defence Secretary."

Yes, the same memo that the left is using in an attempt to claim that Bush tried to mislead the American people about Saddam's WMDs, confirms that the Coalition believed the Iraqis had them. You just can't make this stuff up."

You can read more here.

But it makes my point. The raving lunatic moonbats of the left have believed Bush lied about the WMD and reasons for war since the beginning. They wouldn't even need a memo, in fact they read the memo "through there pre-determined beliefs. There is no reasoning with people like this - the best thing to do is to let them rage. So juiced is their desire to unseat the evil Bush that they latch on to ANYTHING they can. Another saying we used to have:

"Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is made up!"


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