I read with with interest your editorial in the Nov. 28 issue of The Advocate-Messenger. I sympathize with the notion that "Middle America" is getting "tired of it all." Permit me to offer a few examples of my own.
I am tired of being told that it's no big deal that the president lied to us about why we had to invade Iraq. Surely a strong case could have been made about Saddam's murderous treatment of his own people, but that was not the stated reason for our going to war. And yes, it matters.
I am tired of hearing that opposition to Bush, his war, and his unelected administration is somehow unpatriotic. This has nothing to do with "supporting our troops." I know, I was a troop myself. Thoughtful and concerned opposition is the essence of patriotism and it is essential.