Neil Young has apparantly come out against Bush after making a fawning pro-Bush statement after 9/11. I'm thinking that this is representative of a new shift in people, one which seems opportunistic and crass. First off, there were the people who, in the comic "This Modern World", are referred to as the Youstabees, people who used to be Democrats and anti-Bush etc... until 9/11 changed everything yadda yadda. Are we now seeing these same people, who lined up with the President because that was the mindless and popular thing to do, now defecting because defecting is becoming a popular choice?
I can see it now, a parallel to the Vietnam position of people who initially thought that the cause of Vietnam was just but who, as time went on, unfortunately found out that the war was unwinnable. Sigh. Easier to say that the whole thing was wrong from the start, but that wouldn't include the two layers of ass covering that taking that position on Vietnam includes.
So now we're having the Youstabee Youstabees and I bet they'll come up with a story justifying their support of things like tortue, the patriot act, aggressive war against people who had nothing to do with 9/11, which somehow spins taking a morally reprehensible position at a time when being decisive and clear morally was really, really, required, into evidence of their gravitas or their deep comprehension of the moral realities of the modern political world, where, unfortunately, you sometimes have to support things which aren't %100 good, or some such bullshit.
Look up Reinhold Neibur for tips on how waging aggressive war can be justified by the tenants of Christianity. It was morally bankrupt then and the ass covering which probably will go on now is morally bankrupt still, hypocritical, shallow, and positively venal coming from people who wanted to ignore the Geneva convention and lynch anyone remotely alleged to be associated with Al-Qaeda when power was on their side.