There have been so many bad Bush/Iraq articles today that I had to put them all into one topic. First up is the announcement that we should lower our expectations for the upcoming democratic elections in Iraq: (My bold.) So we didn't achieve our first objective -- finding WMDs -- because it was a lie, of course. And though they spun out a second objective -- establishing democratic elections in Iraq -- they now tell us that we shouldn't expect really expect too much. They just keep getting mired deeper and deeper in their lies, don't they? Which wouldn't be so bad if anybody held them accountable. "I felt like we'd find weapons?" Is he kidding?? That's just idiotic. But like Reagan -- whose "excuse" is one of the worst I've ever heard -- Bush will not be held to account by most Americans. What's horrible about that, of course, is less Bush's attitude and more the fact that he's right. And the result is that we're going to get more incompetence and hypocrisy: So all this is enough to make Americans sorry they voted for the guy -- again -- right? Wrong. Yeah, no matter how stupid or evil our leaders are, let's not get angry or upset. Let's just keep on telling ourselves how great we're doing. Sorry for the long post, but all these stories tie together so beautifully I had to include them. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go take my anti-depressants.