False dichotomy

From Richard Fernandez:

The offensive in Aleppo shows Obama has either gotten everything wrong or was dishonest to begin with.

It need not be ‘either / or’. He should have written ‘and / or’, especially as the ‘and’ form of the statement is quite likely to turn out to be the correct form.


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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