Skip to comments.Hypothetically, Would You Still Have Voted For the Duck?
Posted on 05/20/2015 7:39:07 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Has there ever been a hypothetical question asked without malice aforethought?
Bradford is overwhelmed with the gravitas of the hypothetical question posed to him.
If the question comes from a lawyer or journalist the answer is no. Just ask Michael Dukakis or Mitt Romney if you dont believe me.
So as Big Guys foreign affairs strategery continues to
implode experience some setbacks, the journo-class has been having a field day asking Republican candidates, and presumed candidates, the hypothetical question of the week: "Knowing what you know now, would you have authorized the invasion (of Iraq)?" No matter how many times you try to answer it, you arent going to come up with a good response. Hypotheticals are just tricky that way; unless, of course, youre Barack Hussein Obama. In which case no matter how you handle it, the answer will be correct; those are the rules. Even if you dont actually answer it at.
And although Barry didnt respond to this Reddit question himself, his staff continued to debate it on-line for a week:
Back in Chicago, the staff were examining the Reddit transcript. There was one question everyone on the team wished Obama had answered. Goff probably would have selected it, according to his colleagues, but he didnt see it at the time.
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?
In the days following, staffers debated the answer. Most immediately chose the 100 duck-sized horses they would be easy to stomp on and were, generally, a reflection of the usual day-to-day conflicts in life.
Because, you know, there wasnt anything else critical going on around then that was debate worthy.
So heres my advice; when posed with the hypothetical question Knowing what you know now, would you have authorized the invasion? respond with a hypothetical question of your own:
A duck! A duck! My kingdom for a duck! apologies to King Richard III
Knowing what you know now, would you have voted for Obama? Or a duck?
Remember, its just a hypothetical question.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
The Iraq question is so easy to answer.
“There is no way to know the eventual outcome if we hadn’t invaded Iraq, so it is impossible to say whether it would have been better or worse to have done nothing, or to have done something different. The only thing that matters now is what we do now, based on what we know now. Everything else is fantasy.”
“The only thing that matters now is what we do now, based on what we know now. Everything else is fantasy.
I agree with this wholeheartedly.
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