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17. Again I believe both of them are inherently skeptical of PTB way of thinking.
Tue Sep 3, 2013, 12:51 PM
Sep 2013

I don't believe that everyone who does not agree with me is either lying or being manipulated. Neither of them were predisposed to believe that Assad's forces were guilty. Nor will either of them approve of military action in response, IMHO. They are both non-interventionists at heart. I have a higher opinion of their intelligence and intellectual honesty than you do.

I do respect that they do not put policy first and evidence second. As non-interventionists it would be easy for them to reject or discredit any evidence that muddled the case for not striking Syria.

Unlike most republicans they do not adopt a policy (in this case, non-intervention) then reject or discredit any evidence that seems to be inconsistent with that policy. Republicans always do exactly that. If a study or research shows their policy is flawed they deny the evidence or discredit the source. (global warming is a hoax, lower taxes for the rich create jobs, immigration reform is bad for the country, etc.)

I have no idea -- Hell Hath No Fury Sep 2013 #1
in third world authoritarian government even during normal times - lines of authority and questions Douglas Carpenter Sep 2013 #2
someone posited a good question though- if Assad's forces used gas without his approval, doesn't KittyWampus Sep 2013 #6
your visual is eye-blinking nt grasswire Sep 2013 #11
The trust is gone ...and it won't be coming back! n/t L0oniX Sep 2013 #3
Yeah, we've seen "basic facts" before... whatchamacallit Sep 2013 #4
So you are claiming there are no dead civilians. An empty vial= no dead civilians. KittyWampus Sep 2013 #7
That's not at all what I'm claiming whatchamacallit Sep 2013 #9
The picture of colin powell is kind of a trump card I guess el_bryanto Sep 2013 #8
It's an emotion based appeal- using Nadin's own words. And it's apparent who on DU insists on repeat KittyWampus Sep 2013 #10
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are convinced he did. They are liberal, independent thinkers pampango Sep 2013 #5
Hillary Kerry etc were convinced of Saddams WMD blazeKing Sep 2013 #13
Again I believe both of them are inherently skeptical of PTB way of thinking. pampango Sep 2013 #17
I voted for #3 Arctic Dave Sep 2013 #12
Hard to tell until people get their story straight. Iggo Sep 2013 #14
Yes, he did it, but the numbers may be lower than reported. Waiting For Everyman Sep 2013 #15
The Obama administration has offered doodley squat for evidence Assad was behind the attacks. Erose999 Sep 2013 #16
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