1. Now that U.S. troops have withdrawn from Iraq, do those who supported the war, with its huge cost in blood and treasure, feel the effort was sufficiently warranted and successful to invest their retirement accounts and other savings in Iraq? Are they concerned about ethnic cleansing of Christians? Do they still believe in nation building in the Middle East?
2. Why does anyone think we can teach democracy to other countries when our democracy includes voter fraud, the politics of personal destruction, negative (dishonest) ads, corrupt funding, cash for favors, and so on?
3. Americans have to earn a living to support themselves and also pay taxes to support the government. Why is working in the government called “public service (giving back to the country)” while working for oneself is private or selfish?