Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Geopolitical Confirmation Bias

What President Obama said (in essence): "Use chemical weapons and our military comes in."

What Assad heard (in reality): "You won't come in if I unleash my air force and heavy artillery on the rebels. So I can bomb them mercilously with no consequences."

The human mind is fascinating in the way we can interpret anything to mean anything when it serves our interests.  Although in this case I think it is correct.