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Now, if U.S. can act with pre-emptive success in Iraq (for president has suggested many times that it can), why can it not do so also much closer to home? But if U.S. cannot do so on its home turf, why should anyone think they can do it in Iraq?
Remember, I do not mean to argue here against U.S. presence in Iraq, but only to critique one particular reason offered for it by president. He has, after all, listed quite a few different reasons for invasion, at different times -- which may or may not be a good thing.
For today, then, let reader take away this lesson in logic of popular discourse -- never reduce a range of many possible options to two only, unless you prepare well enough to show that others do not represent truly logical options. Otherwise, you will have committed either-or fallacy.
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