That bumper sticker has adorned our vehicles since late 2001; now it has become a truism. For 5 years it was foremost in the minds of some hundreds of thousands of Quakers, but just now filtering down to the consciousness of the general public.
War always inflates patriotism, and the propagandists have successfully implanted in the public mind the identity between patriotism and a war like spirit, plus the false assumption that patriots don't criticize the war leaders.
But the worm turns, and now the war leaders have become unpopular, and the people want peace or at least surcease from American blood. Pity American blood can mean so much to the people and ten fold Iraqi blood (largely civilians) can mean so little.
Will people ever learn to love the world like God did? Or does patriotism involve hating the foreigner? Are the people just sheep? Or have the best people just anaesthetized their minds from unpleasant realities.