This is from today's Face the Nation in which Senate 'maverick' Chuck Hagel decides that dissent on the part of the American people is good. Why? Because, when we have earnest debates at home- it reduces the chance that young men and women will die for no real reason.
When I saw this clip, the first thing that came to mind was Michael Moore's ending commentary in Fahrenheit 9-11. He says virtually the same thing. Unfortunately, I cannot find the clip as Moore has been branded as Satan and there are two million clips that talk about how much he hates America and the troops.
Contrast that opinion to the one espoused by Bill Kristol today. As a supporter of the war, he suggested that critics of the war should not say anything for 6 to 9 months. In essence, 70% of the American people should just sit on their hands no matter how badly the war is being managed because it is our dislike of the disastrous policy which is the real danger.