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True, but Thatcher had hairier balls than Raygun.
Yeah, same here. I recall this like it was yesterday. Chris Matthews back then would voice a doubt or two about the soon to come Iraq War, but that was it. At the same time he would feature one pro-war maniac after another on his show - Coulter, G. Gordon Liddy, etc. And of course he loved Bush. According to Matthews it was only 'the whack jobs' on the left who didn't like Bush.
People who really opposed the war and who dared to feature anti-war guests, were quickly shown the door, e.g. Phil Donahue. Even Ashley Banfield was punished for speaking the truth about the Iraq War. Amy Goodman was one of the only places one could find rational viewpoints regarding the war.
Better yet, deny bail completely.