Fair enough, I'll wait for his response and then we can have a discussion, if you wish, on whether that was the appropriate information or not.
Originally Posted by CowboyX
Until then all we have is a single NYT reporter using improper terminology at odds with information presented by a) The DoD, b) senior Obama officials, and c) not in accordance with standard operational planning timelines (these events are not planned in two weeks, they take several months). Given the definition bandied about so often, that would be "fake news."
Sure, there is guy named Squatch who is generally conservative. He said this:
Originally Posted by Cowboy
Interesting belief given that I didn't, in fact, give President Obama a hard time on any of the Tier One missions (like the 2011 mission where several DEVGRU guys died, or the 2012 raid) he authorized during his Presidency that resulted in the death of an Operator, and literally in my last post argued that this one wasn't his fault either.
It is unreasonable to lay operational blame at President Obama's feet. He isn't a military planner, nor does he have operational experience. The President, of course, is responsible by virtue of his position, but to expect President to understand MDMP, COA analysis, false insertion, surveillance, movement techniques, dynamic entry, METT-TC, overwatch, the technical capabilities of the UH-60 Blackhawk mod, or a host of other tactical considerations is unreasonable. He, as an executive, creates a team and relies on them for operational details.
He made some tough choices, and sometimes people died because of them. That is the nature of being a commander, perhaps I have a unique sympathy for him in that role, but I can absolutely tell you I've never blamed him for any of the fates of war that happened on missions he authorized. I can't help what you believe that I believe, but if you look back, you'll see I've been remarkably charitable to Mr. Obama's military actions.
I'm not sure that response makes sense (aside from being hungry for cherries). You can't "cherrypick" without it being a cherrypicking fallacy. You were either cherrypicking or not.
Originally Posted by Cowboy
You seem to now be saying that you weren't. Let's see.
Cherry picking is: "This fallacy is committed when a person draws a conclusion about a population based on a sample that is biased or prejudiced in some manner." http://www.nizkor.org/features/falla...ed-sample.html
Your sample was a single tweet by Mr. Trump.
The population is about the criticisms leveled by Republicans, an entire group. Surely even you don't mean to argue that Mr. Trump is a representative sample of all Republicans everywhere, right? Let alone that a single tweet was representative of Mr. Trump himself.
Thus, you are using an inappropriate sample size (a single tweet by a single Republican) for the population under review (all Republicans).