The U.S. government is at war. Not the nation, not the military ¸ just the government. There are no bombs in this war, nor soldiers, nor nerve agents. There are no casualties. But it is a war nonetheless ¸ of press releases and interviews, of hype and hope. It is the war to go to war, and the government is winning. In fact, it's not a battle at all; it's a rout.
How can we account for the utter failure of the anti-war movement while 80 percent of Americans now say they don't support invading Iraq without hard evidence that its government possesses weapons of mass destruction?