Another example of Bush's Catch 22 tactics is a favorite used to justify any war indefinitely: You can't argue against the war without demoralizing the troops. Once a war has begun, forever more those who oppose it in any fashion can be labeled as un-patriotic. This in fact was a favorite tactic used to defend the Vietnam war; until everyone realized that people like Kerry were right. Kerry has every right to criticize Bush's rush to war. This is a legitimate political issue that certainly has a place in the discussion. Bush is trying to hide behind the war and use it as a shield to avoid serious discussion of his decisions. Maybe we should call his hiding behind the troops Bush's Desert Shield Jr. The reason that he needs to do this is that he made a lot of bad decisions that he would rather not discuss. Sie sind entweder für uns oder gegen uns That the war is on is another issue entirely. Now what is needed is intelligent, thoughtful, and skillful leadership; someone who can actually manage this mess. We need John Kerry.