This opinion piece by a philosophy professor from Radford University says that we are all blinded by patriotism into supporting on faith the actions of an unelected and obvious corrupt regime.
The professor says, among other things:
"Any informed person knows that Bush and his junta are utterly corrupt. They openly assign multi-billion dollar contracts to their former business partners without any competitive bidding. They openly represent the big oil companies in Alaska, Iraq, and Afghanistan. They openly oppose environmental regulations for their friends in big business. They openly lie. They openly defy world opinion and invade any country they please."
I don't believe that this is what the faculty had on its mind when my mom studied home economics at Radford around 1960.