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Brilliant ad hominem argument - how?

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Submitted by G.Bisvas (Germany), May 3, 2006 at 04:28

Bush represents 54 million US voters. "Hominem" is (as far as I know) singular in latin. They say: "You fool me once, shame on you, you fool me twice, shame on me." That many US citizens voted twice for Bush is really a matter of shame for a nation that attracts the most intelligent peole on the earth and then reduces them to socio-political duds. What we have in the past 60 years is not pax americana but idiotica (us-)americana. Even if the US citizens were good-hearted (what surely is the case with the majority of the non-ruling class), they have shown no ability to take decisions that are long-term beneficial. The US could have bribed Saddam with the 200 billion dollars (more has been already spent on a war that will only be worsening the situation) and made a good ally out of him against Iran and islamo-fascism. He was a tyrant no doubt - but his departure has not anyway made the situation better but only worse. US americans must stop self-congratulating and look at the ground-facts. US is super-rich and super-devoid of wisdom - methinks the twain go not together.

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