nice sarcasm, but any "education" he/she is preaching is falling on deaf ears it appears.<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> So why not post pages of gruesome photos of more innocents blasted to dust by the insurgents in Iraq? Why not post pics of unsuspecting citizens being cut down or vaporized by terrorists all over the world? <p><hr></blockquote><p>i can't tell you if she/he was trying to educate or inform or complain or what, but the reason i tend to focus on our actions is not for simple education; rather, it's because our gov't that we elect can control our military actions -- we don't control the decision being made on the other side of the battle.<br><br>--<br>Straw-man rhetorical techniques are the practice of refuting weaker arguments than one's opponents offer. 2 "set up a straw man" or "set up a straw-man argument" is 2 create a position easily refuted, then attribute that position to your opponent.