Now that we’re being told the war in Iraq is grounded in concern for the oppressed people in Iraq and not weapons of mass destruction, I have to wonder: when is George going to visit the people for whom he feels so deeply…or our own soldiers? After all, major hostilities ceased nearly three months ago, right? “We’ve got the force necessary to deal with the security situation” in his own words. In our egalitarian society, our leader is supposed to be one of us, not a separate being insulated from the concerns and fears the rest of us face. Why is “bring it on” OK when it’s mere soldiers’ lives on the line, but Bush himself won’t even land on the deck of an aircraft carrier until it’s half a world away from Iraq?