Originally Posted by BR
It's a pretty shitty start. Yes, that is the most superficial of relationships. Go deeper. Please explain how the two are RELEVANTLY
Think of it this way. If you needed a blood transfusion and I were the doctor giving it to you, would you be OK with me giving you lobster blood? You have blood. A lobster has blood. How's that for a start? Unfortunately, that would be much too superficial of a relationship and your body wouldn't accept it as a match. At the surface, both do the same thing--transfer oxygen throughout the body. Except, lobsters have blue/green blood because they use copper to transport oxygen while our blood is red because we use iron. Our hemoglobin is bound within our blood cells. Lobster hemocyanin is suspended not in the cells but in the fluid of the blood itself.
Oh boy. That must have taken some effort. Well done.
See, two things can at the surface seem similar but it isn't enough to just jump from there and immediately claim they are relevantly similar for the purposes of your argument.
What was the situation like in Iraq during the lead up to war there? What's the situation in Syria now? Are they politically the same?
What was the situation like at home during the lead up to war there? What's the situation now? Are they politically, economically, and socially the same?
What was the history of WMD inspections like in Iraq during the lead up to war there? What's the recent history of WMD inspections in Syria? Are they the same?
You mean Iraq as in "the Iraq that used chemical weapons on its people and then failed to verifiably dispose of its remaining program?" That Iraq? And, you mean Syria as in "Syria, where the administration has presented no evidence of its WMD materials?" That Syria? Got it.
Until you go deeper, you have nothing but a child's argument. Enjoy your lobster blood transfusion.
It's not complicated, BR. I realize you wish to make it complicated so that you can attempt to pick apart the comparison, but I'm not going to let that happen. You have an administration that claims Syria has WMD. True, they are not advocating military action as a result, but they make the claim either way. The same claim was made with Iraq, only there was much more evidence of its accuracy. The lefties went bananas with the Iraq claim, and now the lefties are silent. Bush responds to 9/11 by invading Afghanistan with congressional approval...left goes bananas. Obama attacks Libya without
congressional consent, and the left is silent. Bush says "all options are on the table with Iran," the left goes bananas. Obama says the same, and the left is silent.GO TEAM BLUE!