A clarification on my earlier post. I was just having a conversation with a drunken serviceman who was espousing the virtues of the war in Iraq. No, I didn't seem to get through to him. Being simultaneously bombarded with White House Talking Points and accused of naivety for doing my own goddamned homework has left me so pissed off I can barely see. I had two options: try to convert the drunk or allow him to go off.
I opted for the latter, as cheap alcohol makes the entire encounter somewhat useless. Save us from weak minds so susceptible to rhetoric.
Forgive me. I am fighting a war to create rational minds of depth here. I do not take defeat well even in hopeless cases.