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January 16th, 2014

—noun, plural soph·ist·ries.

1. a subtle, tricky, superficially plausible, but generally fallacious method of reasoning.
2. a false argument; sophism.

inigoNDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar

They set up a false choice and put it out there that if you’re not with us, you’re against us. And if you’re not with the government sworn in in Israel, you’re against the people of Israel.Which is nonsense. It shows a lack of sophistry.*

The question is, is Paul Dewar having an Inigo Montoya moment, or does he believe Canada’s foreign policy should be fundamentally dishonest?


*Note: The Canada.com version of this article removes the key sentence from the Mark Kennedy story. Below is a screen shot from the digital edition of today’s National Post showing the full quote.


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