Has there ever been a hypothetical question asked without malice aforethought?
So as Big Guy’s foreign affairs strategery continues to
implode experience some setbacks, the journo-class has been having a field day asking Republican candidates, and presumed candidates, the hypothetical question of the week: "Knowing what you know now, would you have authorized the invasion (of Iraq)?" No matter how many times you try to answer it, you aren’t going to come up with a good response. Hypotheticals are just tricky that way; unless, of course, you’re Barack Hussein Obama. In which case no matter how you handle it, the answer will be correct; those are the rules. Even if you don’t actually answer it at.
And although Barry didn’t respond to this Reddit question himself, his staff continued to debate it on-line for a week:
Back in Chicago, the staff were examining the Reddit transcript. There was one question everyone on the team wished Obama had answered. Goff probably would have selected it, according to his colleagues, but he didn’t see it at the time.
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?
In the days following, staffers debated the answer. Most immediately chose the 100 duck-sized horses— they would be easy to stomp on and were, generally, a reflection of the usual day-to-day conflicts in life.
Because, you know, there wasn’t anything else critical going on around then that was debate worthy.
So here’s my advice; when posed with the hypothetical question “Knowing what you know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” respond with a hypothetical question of your own:
Knowing what you know now, would you have voted for Obama? Or a duck?
Remember, it’s just a hypothetical question.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network