April 17, 2004

Questions....

Andy Rooney included in an editorial five questions that should be asked of our soldiers in the field. Blackfive dealt with the editorial briskly here, but passed the Q's on to those overseas. Sgt Hook, in Afghanistan, solicited anonymous answers from his troops. Here's one:

... 3. Do the orders you get handed down from one headquarters to another, all far removed from the fighting, seem sensible, or do you think our highest command is out of touch with the reality of your situation?

Well, the Commanding General has been here several times, has flown on our aircraft on numerous occasions as has every leader in the chain of command to include the Secretary of the Army, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, and the Commander in Chief himself went to Iraq. If anything, I’d say the press was out of touch with the reality of our situation...

Andy Rooney, who should have retired years ago, probably didn't imagine that the Internet would allow his questions to be promptly answered.

The questions are obviously rhetorical. The one above is an example of the logical Fallacy Of Presupposition, where the form of the question presupposes the answer. It's funny how often you get stuff like that from people who claim Bush is dishonest...

Posted by John Weidner at April 17, 2004 2:18 PM
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