Here’s a quick summary:
1. Exploit 9/11. The two page memo mentions 9/11 seven times. It describes debating Iraq in the context of 9/11 as “imperative.”
2. Attack opponents ad hominem. The memo describes those who opposes President Bush’s policies in Iraq as “sheepish,” “weak,” and “prone to waver endlessly.”
3. Create a false choice. The memo says the decision is between supporting President Bush’s policies and hoping terrorist threats will “fade away on their own.”
These dishonest demagogues never case. Incidentally, even a sheep knows that Saddam Hussein is not Osama bin Laden and a few are smart enough to know that the decision on March 19, 2003 to invade Iraq helped revived Al Qaeda. But I guess sheep are smarter than Congressman Boehner.