Friday, April 01, 2005

Tortured analogy dept.

All those involved in the production and marketing of tobacco products are "terrorists," declared Dr. John Seffrin, president of the American Cancer Society. [JPost reg req'd]

Sayeth Jacob Sullum:
I suppose cigarette makers and sellers would be just like terrorists, if terrorists asked their victims for permission before they placed their bombs, if the bombs took 40 years or so to go off, if only one out of three of them exploded at all, and if in the meantime the victims enjoyed having the bombs around so much that they were willing to pay for the privilege.

Otherwise, that's an excellent comparison, Doc.


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