"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
Thanks to PAUL, a fellow vet - I took this great quote from his website. It expresses my rage toward Mr. Bush and the Republicans for pretending that criticism of the President and his failed policies is criticism of the United States. It expresses my rage when those who support the invasion of Iraq can't justify it without speaking of 9/11 and the need for us to defend ourselves, and assume those against the invasion of Iraq must be against fighting Al Queda as well. Bush is not "America," he is a politician and he works for US, we don't work for him.
Mr. Bush is a failure and we need to relieve him of his command and appoint a new commander to take over and win this war. I don't want to fight the war on terror - I want to WIN.