Wednesday, June 11, 2008

WSJ reader touts nonsensical argument

I found the following letter to the editors, which was published today, in the Wall Street Journal simultaneously sad and hilarious:

To suggest this administration has somehow bested terrorism because of the absence of an attack domestically since 9/11 is akin to suggesting the administration has bested natural disasters because we haven't been hit with another Hurricane Katrina.

Apparently the writer thinks that a terrorist attack, which is perpetuated by individual humans acting of free will against other humans, is akin in its inevitability to a hurricane, which occurs on the part of the system of weather cycles on planet Earth. There is zero logic to this argument and it is unfortunate that someone actually believes it enough to write it in a letter to a nationally distributed newspaper.

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