I recall vividly in March, 2003 when our political leaders, the media and most Americans expressed their support for the Bush invasion of Iraq. Those who decried this rush to madness were described as lacking in loyalty and the spirit of Americanism. Those who warned about death for our soldiers were assured the war would quickly be won, Iraq would use its oil resources to pay for the war, and peace and love would triumph.
A Pew Research poll reveals that only 34% of US soldiers who served in the military after 9./11 believe the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were worth the cost in American lives. Civilian figures are that 28% support the wars. A whopping 84% of Americans believe the rest of America does not have a clue as to what these wars were all about.