Politicians of both parties are beating the war drums, their ominous rhythm drowning out voices for peace – in spite of polls that show most Americans want out of Iraq and oppose sending more troops anywhere in the Middle East. Yet the high-pitched drone of the War Party's rhetoric is escalating as we inch closer to war with Iran and Syria. The war propaganda, too, is getting louder and more insistent – and, just as in the run-up to war with Iraq, the "mainstream" media is a more-than-willing conduit.

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