Excellent article by former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury within the Reagan administration, Paul Craig Roberts, here.
Roberts quotes Arthur Silber:
The Bush administration has announced to the world, and to all Americans, that this is what the United States now stands for: a vicious determination to dominate the world, criminal, genocidal wars of aggression, torture, and an increasingly brutal and brutalizing authoritarian state at home. That is what we stand for."
Addressing his fellow Americans, Silber asks the paramount question, "why do you support " these horrors?
Why indeed. Old refrain of not learning lessons of history, doomed to repeat them.