The Stab-In-the Back Ploy

The Bush administration had everything it wanted for four years: both Houses of Congress, vast loans from Chinese bankers, the right to tear up habeas corpus, tap phones without court warrants, detain citizens without charges for years, authorize torture. It had hefty public support at the start and a superbly trained military ... but the failure in Iraq is still somehow the fault of the treacherous media. John Cole sees the meme spread and deepen.