What Atrios said
It's absurd but nonetheless completely normal that 5 years later, anti-war voices are almost completely missing from our mainstream public discourse and all of the idiots who cheered this thing on are given platform after platform to describe their intellectual journey or whatever. I don't really understand the degree of narcissism that many of them exhibit, unable to recognize that what the world really needs is for them to shut the fuck up and turn their microphones over to people who didn't cheer on this horrible disaster.
I hate to be cynical, even though I'm never cynical enough. But there's only one explanation I can think of:
The Village simply doesn't view Iraq as a disaster.
1. The people who do matter have made a great deal of money, including the billions that were stolen;
2. Only people who don't matter are being killed;
3. The war has produced a vast expansion of executive power, especially military and surveillance power;
4. Which will be very useful, once people figure out that the rich fucks ran off with all the money before they bankrupted the government.
So what's not to like?