P–>Q Logic and Iraq WMD

Orginally posted at HotAir.com:

The Democrat[ic Socialist Communist]s don’t seem to understand some simple logic.

I learned this in High School:

If p->q (”p implies q”) is true, then !q->!p (”not q implies not p”) is also true, but !p->!q (”not p implies not q”) is indeterminate (you don’t know if it’s true of not).

Example:
If it’s raining implies that there are clouds nearby, then if there are no clouds nearby then it’s not raining. That’s an example of p->q is true so !q->!p is also true. But !p->!q is indeterminate: If it’s not raining, it’s indeterminate whether or not there are clouds nearby.

Application:
If we find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, that proves that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. It is equally true that if there were never weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, then we wouldn’t find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, the statement “we didn’t find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, so that implies that there were never weapons of mass destruction in Iraq” is indeterminate. Not finding them does not prove that they were never there. The following are all possible answers to not finding them:
1) They never existed.
2) They existed, but were destroyed before we found them.
3) They existed, but were shipped out of the country before we found them.
4) They existed, but were hidden so well that we have yet to find them.

There is evidence to suggest that #3 is true.

Red Pill on March 28, 2008 at 7:32 PM

UPDATED now to reflect the evidence that we did find material for WMDs, but it was kept secret (for good reason) until now:

Uranium Stockpile Removed From Iraq in Secret U.S. Mission
Saturday, July 05, 2008

So, are the Democrats (Democratic Socialist Communists) who so vocally attacked our war-time President (claiming that he “lied” to them about WMDs in Iraq) now going to publicly apologize for their dishonorable and dishonest behavior?

No? I thought not. But their actions certainly gave aid and comfort to our enemy, Al Qaeda in Iraq.

It’s time to Enforce Our Constitution. Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America says:

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

I expect the executive branch of our government to enforce our Constitution.

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