When reading letters and comments in the Deseret Morning News, I'm constantly surprised at the number of writers who still adhere almost religiously to the Orwellian propaganda dispensed by the neocon administration and its acolytes. Despite all evidence to the contrary, they still insist that September 11 occurred because radical Islam hates our freedom, that Saddam Hussein was producing and hiding WMDs, that torture actually yields good intelligence, that Congress had the same information available to the White House before the invasion, etc., etc.

As time passes, it's becoming difficult for even the most loyal Bush supporters to believe him. His ratings have sunk below the 20 percent level. Now it's a question of why it's that high. Until citizens question their subservience to such misguided patriotism, we can't expect anything but more of the same.

Steven E. Yorgason