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Times Watch notes that NYT reporter Thom Shanker thinks the American people haven’t sacrificed enough for this allegedly useless war with fun experiences like gasoline rationing. But it’s especially interesting when Shanker quoted David Hendrickson, “a scholar on foreign policy and the presidency at Colorado College, who said: “Bush understands that the support of the public for war — especially the war in Iraq — is conditioned on demanding little of the public….The public wants very much to support the troops. but it doesn’t really believe in the mission. Most consider it a war of choice, and a majority — although a thin one — thinks it was the wrong choice.” Times Watch discovered what Shanker doesn’t say: Hendrickson has also signed a letter protesting that “American foreign policy is moving in a dangerous direction toward empire.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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