Thursday, May 24, 2007

The tactic being used by a number of pro-amnesty types of suing their own immigrant history as some type of rhetorical trump card is simply another form of the chickenhawk argument: you're not _ (fill in the blank) _, so your opinions don't count.

The chickenhawk ploy is a cheap shot, whether used with regards to Iraq or immigration.

Those using this argument - Specter, Domenici and so on - would rise up in righteous - and justifiable - indignation were anybody to tell them their opinions on Iraq don't count since they didn't serve in combat and/or don't have a son or daughter in the military.

That they choose to use it in the immigration battle in an attempt to shut up their critics shows just how unprincipled they are.