If we American SE members constantly posted ripping your country and its leaders to shreds, you would become very 'nationalist' too in order to defend the country you live in. And you know it.....criticism only goes so far when it becomes a 'barrage' to use your term.
You (and I use it generally and not personally, but if the shoe fits) have let us know frequently enough over the last two and a half years how you feel about our being in Iraq......that doesn't mean you get to blast the hell out of SE with it on an every day basis just because you see it in the news. We don't do it to your country, although we could by subscribing to your countries' top newspapers and tv stations via the net.
You have let us know how you feel about our leaders even longer than that......SE has become nothing but trashed posts blasting the United States and any leader who runs for office here over the last eight years now. If you look through the history of the posts in SE over that period of time (unfortunately most of the posts prior to two years ago have been wiped out, but if you've been around long enough you already know), you know that this crap started long before 9-11 and actually some of 'you' believed we deserved what we got that day.
SE and its former selves used to be a fun place to be....jokes were shared, personal incidents were shared, tears were shed for each other, well wishes and contratulations were extended. It used to be like family.....it's now turned into a political arena and nobody here likes anybody else very much and it's become a two sided and very divided segregated place of war.
You can talk about Iraq, the United States, and our leaders all you want to.....but SE has turned into garbage that has made those issues look like gnats that are just bothersome because some members took it upon themselves to rant endlessly about everything to do with this country. If the shoe was on YOUR foot and this forum was based in YOUR country and we came in shooting from the hip with disparaging remarks about it over and over and over and over, you would feel the same way I do if you love your country at all.....and you must or you wouldn't still be there.
You want the honest to God truth.....CNET should have totally ignored us Moderators and shut SE down like they originally intended. It's only here because we believed in the members and convinced them that SE could actually go back to what it was before it became a political and 'free speech' hell-hole.
regarding all the judicial possibilities that Bush has recommended.
Six senators from either party could determine it all according to a news report I heard last night just before falling asleep.
The last time this much opposition from the 'losing' side was happening was when the Reps went after Clinton from the swearing in ceremony. If I recall, the government actually closed it doors for a while in retaliation.
Do ANY of those elected officials really give a rat's about the people they represent or have they all inherited inflated egos and play God on the Hill on a regular basis now? They seem to be so busy finding things to fight OVER that they've lost the ability fight FOR the people.
I'm beginning to suspect that the answer lies with a civil war again......this time the people against the parties themselves.