<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> The fact is, he didn't ignore the event, as CE claims. The metric weight of the remarks doesn't matter,<p><hr></blockquote><p>it matters when one feels that he paid simple lip-service to the tragedy when he could have done much more. i would guess that's what some people believe. personally, i am only a bit miffed at the media and i could not care less what dubya does on this because he's already done more than i expect . . . unfortunately.<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.