Ryan Chapman's claim that "liberal nut jobs…are actually rooting for us to lose in Iraq," exemplifies the problem with too many Republicans today – their beliefs are formed around self-serving "epiphany" rather than "physical evidence."
Indeed, most inquisitive, honest citizens are quite aware that the current administration embraces just such a the-truth-is-whatever-I-say approach. Weapons of mass destruction certitude, 45-minute missile launch times, Al Qaida connections, perpetual "rounding-the-corner" claims: balderdash all, and merely the tip of the iceberg.
Unhindered by reality, though, some amongst us simply continue to blissfully stack baseless allegation on top of baseless allegation. And in true form, Chapman goes on to claim that liberals want "the troops to lose."
But is there really any doubt as to who is more supportive of our troops, citizens who demand truth before sending soldiers into harm's way or those who would send them into danger based solely on the president's latest claim? Such blind following would surely thrill a king, but should horrify all who value democracy.
Least supportive of all are those citizens, like Mr. Chapman, who do their best to stifle rationale thought and honest debate, instead relying on admittedly baseless allegations – in the process undercutting the very principles for which our troops in Iraq fight and die every day.
Santa Rosa, Calif.