It's a terrific post. It also makes me tremendously uncomfortable. I never voted for Bush, but there was a time when I supported some of his policies. Like a lot of Americans, I drank the Kool Aid and supported the invasion of Iraq. I argued for the rightness of it, and by doing so, betrayed all of my core beliefs.
I'm not proud of that but I don't want to hide it, either. I screwed up. This nation screwed up. We have to accept that if we're going to do better in the future.