I suspect that most Americans care far less about how we got into Iraq than how we are going to get out.
The whole evening had a curiously backward-looking feel. Lots about 9/11, little about what comes next. Sometimes I think this campaign could be billed "One Day vs. Four Months." (9/11 vs. Kerry's Swift Boat service). Neither candidate has been looking forward much. (Kerry has a fairly substantive agenda, but hasn't communicated it effectively).
If Kerry's terrible August does re-elect Bush, will history note the Swift Boat ads as the most effective lies since Munich?