There's much to be written about the absurdity of the press in those days, but certainly the miracle of the repeated talking points deserves some attention.
Also, too, not over it. There are some probably nice and smart and lovely people who to this day I can't stand due to their Iraq war support. It wasn't so much the support of the war, it was the opposing of the opposers. It was one thing to think it was a grand idea, quite another to spend your time attacking those who disagreed with you. And, frankly, that was how all of the armchair warriors went to war.