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Argument: Argument thesis  Iraq had no deployable WMDs when the U.S. invaded in 2003
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Parent node: The thesis is the parent  The thesis is the parent
Node Text: WMD issue is about capability and intent

Unfortunately -- and here Feith is critical of his ultimate boss, George W. Bush -- the administration allowed its critics to frame the issue around the fact that stockpiles of weapons weren't found. Here we see at work the liberal fallacy, apparent in debates on gun control, that weapons are the problem rather than the people with the capability and will to use them to kill others. The fact that millions of law-abiding Americans have guns is not a problem; the problem is that criminals can get them and have the will to kill others. Similarly, the fact that France has WMDs is not a problem; the fact that Saddam Hussein had the capability to produce WMDs and the will to use them against us was.
Node Created: Ulysses Berman — 2008-07-12 06:15:40

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