Blaming the messenger
Those who insisted on this war, who started it, who prosecuted it, who controlled every single facet of its operation – they have no blame at all for the failure of this war. Nope. They were right all along about everything. It all would have worked had war critics just kept their mouths shut. The ones who are to blame are the ones who never believed in this war, who control no aspect of the government, who were unable to influence even a single aspect of the war, who were shunned, mocked and ridiculed, and who have been out of power since the war began. They are the ones to blame. They caused this war to fail.Yeah, everything would have been just ducky if we all hadn't insisted on pointing out the weaknesses in their poorly planned war strategy. If we had all been standing on the sidewalk waving flags and carrying signs saying "We heart Bush" instead, those darned Islamoextremists, and insurgents and other pissed off Iraqis would have been scared right back into their caves and would never have come out again. How much simpler could it be?
I think I'm finally understanding what makes an otherwise perfectly intelligent and probably even decent person, an incomprehensibly blind and loyal Bush supporter. It's a simple psychological or perhaps genetic inability to admit they are wrong -- about anything.