If it wasn't for the Press, Americans would never have known the truth about what was going on in Iraq and how the troops were being misused, given the Bush cover-up (which Bush has only of late admitted to).
1). One should never cast aside writers, poets, artisans, historians and the dialectic with regard to wars and revolutions. Go back and check your history, and read about their inestimable and infinitesimal contributions, given the role that they play during times of war and revolution.
2). Is it any wonder that the framers protected the right of the Press and free speech in Article I, Amendment to the Constitution?
3). Even in the current conflict in Iraq, the consensus in the world is that a political solution will be required in order to resolve this matter, and not a military one. The world knows that the problem would have never existed at all, if Bush had not rushed the United Nations inspectors out, and the American military in. And world is speaking out, even America's allies!
Have you noticed that the majority of the so-called 'Coalition of the Willing' have pulled out of Iraq? Great Britain will soon be following suit. George Bush even destroyed what have been Tony Blair's positive legacy in Great Britain.
4). Bush has been a one-man, with the aid of the Republican Party, wrecking ball. Many in the Republican Party have been running away from him (Buckley, Will, Coulter, Pearle, Powell, Hagel, Warner...), shall I go on.
The poor soldiers (trapped-have no choice) are the last one's standing to fight for a fabricated, evily conceived and false policy; the President should be impeached for that alone.
All the troops have is what is left of Congress, the Press and the American people to stand up for them and get them out of the midst of a debacle that served a few men and their political Party!
5). Besides, the President loves to use the Press, that is, when he and his office can use it to his advantage and leak information in order to sway, confuse or further divide the American people and the troops, and to out CIA agents. The Vice President cynically bragged about his ownership of the Press, particularly, the Meet the Press show!
6). America is in the midst of a 'cultural revolution', thanks to George Bush and the Republican Party. It is the 'killer-conservatives' v. American civility and those who support civility and the rule of Law!
What was the Bush strategy in the 2003? Bush reasoned that all he had to do was throw the troops into a fray as quickly as possible (in spite of all of his fabrications), and the American people would have no choice but to get on board and support his furtive and inane policies, given that he had the troops in harm's way.
Clearly Mr. Bush did not have a lot of respect for the troops or the American people; he apparently saw the 'troops' as 'dupes'. But the American people who were initially duped, did not stay that way, they eventually saw the light and joined the rest of (Liberal) America!
If the troops should be upset with anyone, they ought to be upset with the person who used them to pursue his political ends, without regard for their safety. Now that all of the evidence is in, there is no doubt that Bush threw the troops, unjustifiably, into harm's way! Impeachable offence?
The American people are not 'dopes', and we chose not to be duped. We are going to bring Bush and the resistance (killer-cons) under control, and eventually get the courageous troops (who have been used as dupes) out of harm's way; just as every other right-thinking nations have done and are in the process of doing; Great Britain's troops are pulling out of Iraq!
Peace & Grace
Germany has issued arrest warrants for American CIA agents, because America won't even respect the borders and sovereignty of its allies. And some Christian Americans still believe that God has something to with the carnal American fiasco in Iraq.
Does God believe in espionage? I remind you that albeit the Children of Israel sent men to view the new land that was promised to them, they brought back a bad report. We are receiving a very bad report about America from around the world today!