Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Today's Pop Quiz

Robert Reich wrote this today as his opening remarks about President Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, or more accurately, the reaction of the neo-conservative Republicans to that nomination:

If the neocons in the GOP who brought us the Iraqi war and conjured up “weapons of mass destruction” to justify it are against Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary, Hagel gets bonus points in my book.

The Neocons vs. Chuck Hagel

What logical fallacy is Prof. Reich committing here?

1 comment:

Paul Sunstone said...

I think it might fit the pattern for an ad hominem and also for a sort of reverse fallacious appeal to authority. But it's late, and I could be mistaken about either or both of those.