JeffM- I know we but heads a lot, and I'm not trying to be an ass, but I feel I need to respond directly to what you said.
"Let 'em whine.... It has already taken place, no amount of whinning and finger pointing can change it..."
The implication I read from that, is two fold. 1) Political truth doesn't matter and 2) there is no responsibility for actions.
Personally, you send my friends to die for our country, you better have a damn good reason. Good reason? Fine, war is hell. NO reason? Well.....
Ok, so a lot of kids are dead already, granted, we can't change that, but we can 1) ask the president to get the hell out or 2) make sure a liar isn't voted in again as president.
The idea that the event shouldn't be debated or questioned, because it is already over with, smacks of political rhetoric. This isn't left v. right, this is american kids dying for a reason that doesn't exist or was a lie from the get go. I mean, can you really tell the soldiers mom that, oh well, he's dead already, lets not worry about it why he died?
I think even you have a heart beyond that. You can still be a good republican by being open to a debate removed from a political horserace, and ask for real answers to important questions.
They're not handing trophies out today