There is one fallacy that I don’t think has a name is popular in political debates. It goes like this, We can’t put mother in a home, because she will die. What is left out is that mother will die no matter where you house her. It is a true, but irrelevant statement. We can’t end the war now, because there will be chaos in the withdrawal. Yes, but there will be chaos no matter when you withdraw. I might call it the irrelevancy fallacy.
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