Originally posted by: Pabster
Right. The "if you aren't with us..." is a straw man if I ever saw one. I've never said anything of the sort.Originally posted by: shadow9d9
Btw, I'm not a democrat.. but you bought the whole "if you aren't with us, you're against us" line hook line and sink...So there is no "kool-aid" for me...
Let's take a look at my actual quote:I simply pointed out that you claimed he didn't admit ANY MISTAKES... I proved you wrong and you say that I must be naive to think he admitted every mistake he ever made in the interview? HUH!? That makes absolutely no sense.
"The guy still refuses to admit the mistakes he made and accept responsibility for the incompetence of both himself and those he surrounded himself with (Reno, Berger, et al.)"
In hindsight I could have added "many" in there. The only thing Clinton really admits is that he failed to get Bin Laden. This is true. But as usual, he does attempt to blame many of his mistakes on "right wingers" and "Bush and his neocons" when he should be sliding that mirror a little closer to his face.
It isn't a straw man, it perfectly describes your views. You look at anyone who disagrees with you as a must be democrat or liberal. Therefore, you look at it that if we aren't with you, we must be against you.
You think he is going to start a confessional in an interview? Huh? You said he didn't admit mistakes... he did. Period.
I am critical of everythign I love more than things I don't care about. For example:
I love and am super critical of my sci fi shows, music, books, computer games, myself, my work, and this country. I will have a critical eye on every president and have no loyalty ot either party. I hold despicable republicans and democrats equally under a critical lens.
I came into this thread and said that Clinton admitted some mistakes, which you claimed never happened. I proved it and you called me a liberal... Why is this such a game to you? I simply pointed out your error. You can't even admit a mistake in an online forum.. how could anyone take you seriously?