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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Censure Senator Durbin

Mark Steyn makes the case.

There's some disagreement as to how many Soviets actually died in the gulags vs. Stalin's deliberate mass-starvation during his collectivization campaign. 3 million, as many have cited? Or 15 million to 30 million, as Steyn cites? Either one is a long way from zero: Gitmo's total.

Newt Gingrich's arguments are sound: "By voting for or against the censure, the rest of the members of the U.S. Senate can go on record and make clear how they judge Senator Durbin’s characterization of American soldiers. It will also send a clear message to terrorists who will use the words of a Senate leader against us that the Senate stands in support of America and our military and against those who seek to destroy the free people of the United States."

6/28/2005, Powerline: "Students of logical argument are familiar with the fallacy of assuming the conclusion to be proved. It is referred to as begging the question. At the Star Tribune, however, the beguiling repetition of an ignorant refrain apparently produces a soothing effect that obscures basic fallacies."

Hat-tip: Powerline


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The Senator is quite rabid now a days isn't he.
 

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