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OK, I guess he is a bit of a fruitcake. I didn't know about those views of his.

Clearly, he is also a contrarian. And contrarians are useful, because they increase the variety of perspectives.

The quotation of Robert's I gave did two things: it quoted from Bush's speech, and then gave an interpretation of that quotation. The quote is simply a matter of fact, so there is no reason for me not to quote Roberts for that purpose. As for the interpretation, lots of other people make the same interpretation. So again, there is no reason for me not to use this quotation of Roberts'.

In saying that I should not be citing Roberts, your line of thinking seems to be of an ad hominem and guilt-by-association type. I was not citing Roberts as an "authority". I was merely quoting those passages to spare me the trouble of saying the same things in my own words.

A bomb, H bomb, Minuteman / The names get more attractive / The decisions are made by NATO / The press call it British opinion -- The Three Johns

by Alexander on Sat Jan 13th, 2007 at 03:18:27 PM EST
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