I hate to break this to you, Travis, but there will be no outrage about President Bush's unconstitutional war. Nor will there be any outrage about the human wreckage generated by this war that will filter back into our population and eventually end up as dejected and homeless.
You see, there was no outrage when Brezhnev launched his little war of "liberation" to install a puppet socialist regime in Afghanistan, and now the heirs to the communist empire in this G.O.P.-controlled Congress and administration are hell-bent on imposing their shiny new puppet socialist regime upon the hapless Iraqis they hope to conquer. While Americans were drowning in Scott Peterson trial coverage these past couple of years, former KGB head Yvgeny Primakov and Stasi (East German secret police) head Markus Wolf have been consulting with the department of Homeland Security for a project that will in Mr. Primakov's words "Sovietize" the United States of America. As a result we now have a national ID card system, centralized internal and external intelligence directorate, militarized airline travel, nearly unlimited discretionary domestic surveillance powers and indefinite secret detention without charge or constitutional recourse, thanks to the Patriot Act, Homeland Security and 9/11 Intelligence reform acts.
Plus, thanks to apparatchiki companies like Diebold Election Systems, Sequoia and ES&S, we have a voting system that would make Uncle Joe Stalin proud.
Anyone can be labeled an enemy of the state (terrorist) with or without just cause, and summarily harassed or even jailed. Your every credit card purchase is catalogued in a government military database that models your behavior against "terrorist stereotypes," and the majority of your "free" news information is derived from the same government sources. In other words, against this backdrop it's easy to see why there's a lack of outrage about anything at all.
You see, thanks to this "war on terror" we have managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of our resounding Cold War victory: Now the Russians are free, and we have their propagandist police state, complete with 4,000 troops parading at the coming "inauguration."
Just wave the flag, repeat the official platitudes verbatim in friendly conversations, call your superiors "comrade" and rat out anyone you don't personally like to the authorities as a "suspicious person." You'll get along just fine. It's just the patriots who will have it rough from now on in.