Right now, I'm watching C-SPAN's replay of this past week's little hearing on the Downing Street Minutes. All the usual suspects are there, standing up for truth, justice, and the American Way.
But are any of them aware that regime change in Iraq was ---until it finally came to fruition--- the official policy of the Government of the United States? Did any of these people complain that Bill Clinton had signed off on a terrible policy? No. They all supported it because they knew that President Clinton calling for regime change was worth about as much as your basic United Nations resolution.
But there were other kinds of Americans who supported regime change in Iraq and meant it.
And, so, too bad for these ninnies and malcontents that the Chimperor came along and forced them to take sides and stand for something at long last.
So Bush had a plan to invade Iraq all along and thought he could use terrorism and WMD as an excuse? Okay. The reality behind his pretexts is a lot closer to objective truth than those used by LBJ in the Gulf of Tonkin or McKinley in Havana Harbor.
And we haven't even seen the full return on our men and women's sacrifices there. They are paying a terrible price for our sake and for the sake of that region. I don't forget that. Nor should you.