It's been a long time since the righties here have actually defended the Iraq war. The typical cut-and-run-from-Bush rightie now seems to say something like the war was a good idea, but the Bush people handled it badly. (For an example of this type of thinking, see: http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/10/22/iraq.main/index.html.) But, come on, remember your posts about mission accomplished, celebrations in the streets of Baghdad, the appointment of a new government, elections, the trial of Saddam Hussein, and so on. Were those things just footnotes among a host of tactical errors? And how should the war have been carried out? Did you make a mistake in believing Bush was the man for the job? Do you wish you joined the liberal establishment and called for Rumsfeld's ouster? Do you wish you joined Kerry's call for more troops? Or do you think that Bush and his legions didn't have the balls to stand up against the likes of Cindy Sheehan? Why is that? Why were you guys so weak? Or maybe you think the war is playing out just fine? Maybe you like the idea of another Vietnam? Maybe you believe no one could have done better than Bush? Maybe you believe the women and children of Iraq deserve to live in constant fear? Maybe you now believe that the Iraq war was a mistake?