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Durbin Goes ‘Delusional’

By on 1.25.07 | 10:17PM

So Senator Durbin thinks that Vice President Cheney is delusional on

Iraq/>/>. His outburst joins a long line of such pronouncements by the administration’s adversaries both in Washington/>/> and the media. Discussing some earlier examples in his latest piece for The New Criterion, James Bowman puts the "delusional” chorus in its place:

"Generally speaking, the rhetorical resort to the popularized language of psychotherapy should be treated as prima facie evidence of a lack of intellectual seriousness, and that applies in spades to any allegation of psychosis against one’s political enemies."

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