Those on the side that wasn't Bush's side lost not because we didn't have what they wanted, we had a rather weak challenger who didn't hold a very loyal position to that other side and tended to portray himself rather than as an oppositional candidate, more of a Bush-Lite.
As true as that is, I still find it miraculous that over 57 million Americans came out to vote for him anyway, including myself, for, as disappointed as I was that he just wasn't appearing like the oppositional candidate he should have been to the war and such, I believed he would be better off than him so I went with that instinct.
And I don't believe the general American public knew of this reality behind the scenes of the war either. Instead there was the whole "lessons of 9/11" mantra humming across the airwaves and at the conventions, and that was being promoted as a primacy effect, because, after all, almost all Americans supported Bush following 9/11, thinking maybe he was believing the same lesson after the attack and handling the matter maturely.
We already knew he and his colleagues have lied about Iraq on and on and on. I'm not going after that here. Rather, I'm presenting and populating the reality of Bush, Blair, and other's intentions well before March 2003 and how the intelligence was fixed and all. If anything, it's actually more of a coloring book exercise to help make us aware another behind closed door strategy is on the way for an upcoming war, if this doesn't become the fullest puzzle piece it should and charges Bush and others of war crimes.
The Democrats, meanwhile, are doing nothing to acknowledge the increasing disapproval toward the war and the almost 3 in 5 Americans who believe in a partial or full withdrawal. Howard Dean rather insists to just plainly sling mud rather than also rallying his base behind a plan to demand a timetable for withdrawal, and it just shows how both parties are out of the eyes of mainstream America here.
With that said, I care less about the election now. I just want dialogue, period.
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"