Sometimes it just disgusts me off when my gut tells me that the Bush administration are being dishonest and manipulative, and then the facts come in and tell me that my hunch was right.
Why are they so transparently trying to manipulate us? Terrorism is bad. We get it. But it doesn't have to be the end of the world. The Bush adminstration's policies on terrorism need a lot more to work than the kind of crass marketing they keep flooding us with. They want to make terrorism the biggest issue -- hell, the only issue -- in America, but it shouldn't be.
Everything matters... not just terrorism. And not just the appearance of being resolute, but actual leadership. Real policies which make a difference in people's lives, that safeguard their liberties, and that bring them closer to achieving their happiness and their version of the American Dream. It's sad and unfortunate that the Bush administration seem to want to do everything possible to get us to forget that.