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Old 09-19-2007, 05:23 PM   #14
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: In Defence of George W. Bush

Neil Mick wrote: View Post
Sorry, but, yes, you did. An ad hominem implies a personal attack. Claiming that Bush is part of a group of dangerous men with accompanying documentation is hardly an ad hominem.
It's a reference to the person(al), Neil. You're implying (and I mean that in the strict construction of logic and grammar) that Bush is *not only* stupid *but also* dangerous. Therefore, your opening comments are not a defense of Bush, but an attack.
This discussion is getting tiresome, and rehashing old debates.
Translation: "Uh oh... the thin facade of "defence of Bush" isn't holding up, no matter how dumb I thought the readers were".


Mike Sigman