The Analytic Atavar

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Barak Watch

Katie Couric: Do you think the level of security in Iraq would exist today without the surge?

Barak Obama: Katie, I have no idea what would have happened had we applied my approach, which was to put more pressure on the Iraqies to arrive at a political reconciliation. So this is all hypothetical. ...

-- CBS interview of Barak Obama in Jordan, July 22, 2008.
So we are being asked to trust the judgement and elect as President a man who has no idea what the consequences of his policies would be? How can he deliver "Change we can believe in" if even he doesn't believe enough to defend his policies?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Barack Watch

"It's always bad practice to say always or never ..." -- Barak Obama, Jordanian Press Conference, July 22, 2008.
It's difficult to imagine a more concise self-contradictory statement, in addition to denying both universal statements and statements of non-existence. In Barak's universe, apparently, everything is contingent and anything possible, rendering science and mathematics "bad practice".