‘No true Scotsman …’ : Craig Pirrong stumbles

Yet another contestant has thrown their hat in the ring for the ‘No true Scotsman …’ award, and it is yet another big scalp. Yes, Craig Pirrong’s stupendously networked neurons failed to pick up his employment of the fallacy before he pressed the ‘Publish’ button on this post from November 26:

Obama has now blown through three SecDefs. Two of those-Gates and Panetta-have blasted Obama for his micromanagement exercised through the White House/NSC staff. Hagel was supposedly similarly frustrated. And indeed, the very limited nature of the campaign in Iraq and Syria provides compelling evidence of that. No serious military person would carry out this campaign in this way.

No, of course not. That would only be for unserious military persons. See you in December!


About Stebbing Heuer

A person interested in exploring human perception, reasoning, judgement and deciding, and in promoting clear, effective thinking and the making of good decisions.
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