For the most part, Americans are detached from this war in Iraq.
The Bush administration has avoided an unpopular draft through the use of extended deployments and stop-loss programs. They have deferred raising taxes while spending hundreds of billions of dollars in the war effort by charging it to the national credit card. And they have avoided any wide-scale programs to conserve aluminium, rubber, or petroleum resources for use in the war effort.
Thank God…because without the distractions of war we can do what’s really important: go shopping.
I guess that’s why they also keep the caskets out of sight.
(via The General.)